Thursday, July 7, 2011

Giveaway: For the King

Summary: After First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte survives an assassination attempt, Chief Inspector Roch Miquel, a young man with a bright future and a beautiful mistress, must arrest the assassins before they strike again. But in a city with royalists and revolutionaries alike conspiring to overthrow Bonaparte, Roch's task is near impossible. And when his own father faces the guillotine, Roch has no choice but to trust those most likely to betray him. -- NAL

Last year right around this time, I reviewed a fantastic historical fiction book called FOR THE KING by Catherine Delors. I was pleasantly surprised by how intriguing this novel was because I was expecting a king/queen story based on the cover. Rather, FOR THE KING was more of a crime thriller. It began with an assassination on Napoleon's life and followed one man's investigation into the crime. (I guess that will teach me to judge a book by it's cover!)

I adored this book for so many reasons -- the mystery, the characters, and the blend of fact and fiction! It really is a terrific summer read. To celebrate the paperback release of FOR THE KING, the publisher has offered a copy of the novel for one very lucky Booking Mama reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before July 20th at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with US addresses only. Good luck.


Gwendolyn B. said...

I've filled out the form - thanks for the chance to win a copy of a book you so enjoyed!

lag123 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Dolly said...

What an interesting idea! Thanks for the review!

mamabunny13 said...

I've never read a historical crime thriller! Sounds good.