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Three Hours in Paris

(2020)
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In June of 1940, when Paris fell to the Nazis, Hitler spent a total of three hours in the City of Light—abruptly leaving, never to return. To this day, no one knows why.

The New York Times bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc investigations reimagines history in her masterful, pulse-pounding spy thriller, Three Hours in Paris.

Kate Rees, a young American markswoman, has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris with a dangerous assignment: assassinate the Führer. Wrecked by grief after a Luftwaffe bombing killed her husband and infant daughter, she is armed with a rifle, a vendetta, and a fierce resolve. But other than rushed and rudimentary instruction, she has no formal spy training. Thrust into the red-hot center of the war, a country girl from rural Oregon finds herself holding the fate of the world in her hands. When Kate misses her mark and the plan unravels, Kate is on the run for her life—all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up.

Cara Black, doyenne of the Parisian crime novel, is at her best as she brings Occupation-era France to vivid life in this gripping story about one young woman with the temerity—and drive—to take on Hitler himself.

*Features an illustrated map of 1940s Paris as full color endpapers.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Breathtaking! I found it hard to breathe from the first page. A worthy successor to The Day of the Jackal and Six Days of the Condor, but with the addition of a real and likable heroine. This thriller takes Cara Black to a whole new level." - Rhys Bowen

"Wry, complex, sophisticated, intensely Parisian . . . One of the very best heroines in crime fiction today." - Lee Child

"Transcendently, seductively, irresistibly French." - Alan Furst

"In Three Hours in Paris, Cara Black brings her masterful knowledge of the city and its people to the Second World War and an imagined failed attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler by a female American sniper that leaves her fate and that of the war effort very much hanging in the balance. The result is a taut, smart, heart-in-throat page-turner worthy of the most discerning reader of John le Carré, Daniel Silva or Alan Furst--brava!" - Pam Jenoff

"So authentic you can practically smell the fresh baguettes and coffee." - Val McDermid

"I couldn't stop reading Cara Black's newest! A young American markswoman named Kate Reese is sent to Paris to assassinate Hitler--what could possibly go wrong? Everything, as it turns out, prompting an intense cat-and-mouse chase through the blacked-out City of Light. Nothing is as it seems, certainly not for Kate, as she tries to escape and make it back to Britain with plans of the secret of the Nazi invasion. Black keeps you guessing--and biting your nails--up to the very last page." - Susan Elia MacNeal

"An unbreakable American heroine pitted against a charismatic German detective: pure gold in a wartime thriller. This hair-raising cat-and-mouse race across Nazi-occupied Paris left me breathless." - Elizabeth Wein


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Hardback Editions

August 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: Three Hours in Paris
Author(s): Cara Black
ISBN: 1-4328-8090-X / 978-1-4328-8090-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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April 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Three Hours in Paris
Author(s): Cara Black
ISBN: 1-64129-041-2 / 978-1-64129-041-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

March 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Three Hours in Paris
Author(s): Cara Black
ISBN: 1-64129-258-X / 978-1-64129-258-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Three Hours in Paris
Author(s): Cara Black
ISBN: 1-66448-925-8 / 978-1-66448-925-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Three Hours in Paris
Author(s): Cara Black
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Three Hours in Paris
Author(s): Cara Black
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Three Hours in Paris
Author(s): Cara Black
Publisher: Soho Crime
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