Game of Patience
by Susanne Alleyn
Paris, 1796. Police investigator Aristide Ravel is confronted with a double murder in a fashionable apartment--the daughter of a wealthy family and the man who was blackmailing her. From Paris's gritty back alleys to its glittering salons, in feverish, decadent postrevolutionary France, Ravel's investigation leads him to hidden secrets, crimes of passion, and long-nurtured hatreds.