Synopses & Reviews
Paris, July 1999: Private investigator Aimée Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne has just returned from the former Yugoslavia, where she was hunting down dangerous war criminals for the Hague. Back in Paris, Suzanne is convinced she’s being stalked by a ghost — a Serbian warlord she thought she’d killed. She’s suffering from PTSD and her boss thinks she’s imagining things. She begs Aimée to investigate — is it possible Mirko Vladić could be alive and in Paris with a blood vendetta?
Aimée is already working on a huge case, plus she’s got an eight-monthold baby to take care of. But she can’t say no to Suzanne, whom she owes a big favor. Aimée chases the few leads, and all evidence confirms Mirko Vladić is dead. It seems that Suzanne is in fact paranoid, perhaps losing her mind — until Suzanne’s team begins to turn up dead in a series of strange, tragic accidents. Are these just coincidences? Or are things not what they seem?
"Quintessential summer reading." The Boston Globe
"Smashing and suspenseful." The BBC'S Between the Lines
"Black's detective is hitting her post-pregnancy stride, bringing up bébé while battling the bad guys with the best of them." Kirkus Reviews
"As always, with airfares so high, Black offers armchair travelers a whirlwind trip through the City of Light." USA Today
About the Author
Cara Black is the author of thirteen books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son and visits Paris frequently.