Why Kings Confess
The gruesome murder of a young French physician draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his pregnant wife, Hero, into a dangerous, decades-old mystery as a wrenching piece of Sebastian’s past puts him to the ultimate test. Regency England, January 1813: When a badly injured... show more
The gruesome murder of a young French physician draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his pregnant wife, Hero, into a dangerous, decades-old mystery as a wrenching piece of Sebastian’s past puts him to the ultimate test. Regency England, January 1813: When a badly injured Frenchwoman is found beside the mutilated body of Dr. Damion Pelletan in one of London’s worst slums, Sebastian finds himself caught in a high-stakes tangle of murder and revenge. Although the woman, Alexi Sauvage, has no memory of the attack, Sebastian knows her all too well from an incident in his pastan act of wartime brutality and betrayal that nearly destroyed him. As the search for the killer leads Sebastian into a treacherous web of duplicity, he discovers that Pelletan was part of a secret delegation sent by Napoleon to investigate the possibility of peace with Britain. Despite his powerful father-in-law’s warnings, Sebastian plunges deep into the mystery of the Lost Dauphin,” the boy prince who disappeared in the darkest days of the French Revolution, and soon finds himself at lethal odds with the Dauphin’s sisterthe imperious, ruthless daughter of Marie Antoinettewho is determined to retake the French crown at any cost. With the murderer striking ever closer, Sebastian must battle new fears about Hero’s health and that of their soon-to-be born child. When he realizes the key to their survival may lie in the hands of an old enemy, he must finally face the truth about his own guilt in a past he has found too terrible to consider....
Publish date: March 4th 2014
Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Pages no: 334
Edition language: English
Series: Sebastian St. Cyr (#9)
This is not exactly a review, but I just wanted to say that often times when a series stretches as long as this one has, the quality of the writing can begin to wane. Thankfully, that is not so with this series. I've not rated any of these books lower than a 4. Also...a big, big YAY for Paul G...
Another great book in the Sebastion St. Cyr series....looking forward to the next one!
I continue to be impressed by this series of Regency-era historical mysteries.In this latest tale, Lord Devlin, Sebastian St. Cyr, is awaiting the birth of his first child. His wife, Hero, is having a rather complicated pregnancy ... to say the least.In the mean while, a French physician is found mu...
Confession! Though I love (and I really do mean LOVE) this series, I only read it from the 4th volume onward. Before that, there were too many soap-opera plot points for my tastes. But then, come the 4th, Hero really takes a role in the plot. I make no secret of the fact that Hero is the main reason...