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The Resource Paris in the Dark

Paris in the Dark

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Paris in the Dark
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Paris in the Dark
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Summary
A novel of murder and espionage during the First World War: "Rich atmosphere and a propulsive plot...a satisfying, stylish thrill."―The Tampa Bay Times Autumn 1915. World War I is raging across Europe, but Woodrow Wilson has kept Americans out of the trenches—though that hasn't stopped young men and women from crossing the Atlantic to volunteer at the front. Christopher "Kit" Cobb, a Chicago reporter with a second job as undercover agent for the U.S. government, is officially in Paris doing a story on American ambulance drivers, but his intelligence handler, James Polk Trask, soon broadens his mission. City-dwelling civilians are meeting death by dynamite in a new string of bombings, and the German-speaking Kit seems just the man to figure out who is behind them—possibly a German operative who has snuck in with the waves of refugees coming in from the provinces and across the border in Belgium. But there are elements in this pursuit that will test Kit Cobb, in all his roles, to the very limits of his principles, wits, and talents for survival. With Paris in the Dark, Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler returns to his lauded Christopher Marlowe Cobb series and proves once again that he can craft "a ripping good yarn" (Wall Street Journal) with unmistakably literary underpinnings and a rich sense of the political and cultural atmosphere of the time. "Best is Butler's feel for the black-and-white-movie atmospherics of a war zone after hours: It's a thrill to follow Kit to German hangouts like Le Rouge et le Noir, where a password will get you in, but there's no guarantee you'll get out."―Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
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Butler, Robert Olen
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dictionaries
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  • Historical Fiction
  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Fiction
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Paris in the Dark
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OVERDRIVE:06404dd8-2907-4627-8069-824d675ea0fa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802146465
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Paris in the Dark
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:06404dd8-2907-4627-8069-824d675ea0fa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802146465
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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