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The Statement

(1995)
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The sun-drenched landscape of the south of France is the setting of this chilling tale of crime, pursuit, and punishment. Here, almost fifty years before, Pierre Brossard, empowered by the World War II Vichy government, massacred fourteen Jews in the town of Dombey. Since the Allied victory he has been a man on the run, condemned in absentia to death, but protected by friends in the highest offices of the French government and the Church. He has become an artist of escape, moving like a fox through the underground maze of monasteries and safe houses, able to turn the tables on those who would deliver a death sentence on him, and to secure fresh sanctuary from those whose ties with him remain as strong and sacred as they are secret. Now, however, time is running out. The chess match against capture that Pierre Brossard has played so skillfully and so long has reached its endgame. His friends are aging, and their fervor is fading. New forces in the government and the Church are unearthing buried war guilts and demanding a reckoning. And even as those who once saved Brossard prepare to set him up as a sacrifice, a vigilante organization of Holocaust avengers sends out their dedicated assassins to take for themselves what French justice has failed to deliver. What Brian Moore has achieved is an extraordinary superimposition of terror and violence upon the picture-postcard image of the cities and towns, abbeys and churches of French Provence and the Riviera, as he tightens the screws of suspense shock by shock. In Brossard, he has succeeded in giving abysmal evil an indelibly human face. And in the figures of both Brossard's protectors and pursuers, he illumines the double-faced nature of loyalty and vengeance, and the no-man's-land that lies between murder and execution.


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June 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-525-94128-2 / 978-0-525-94128-6 (USA edition)
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May 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: THE STATEMENT (Windsor Selections S)
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-7451-7968-1 / 978-0-7451-7968-1 (UK edition)
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September 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Statement
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ISBN: 0-7475-2400-9 / 978-0-7475-2400-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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September 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-394-28142-X / 978-0-394-28142-1 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 1-4088-2617-8 / 978-1-4088-2617-1 (UK edition)
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January 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-00-655023-1 / 978-0-00-655023-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-00-717805-0 / 978-0-00-717805-6 (UK edition)
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December 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-452-28511-9 / 978-0-452-28511-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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February 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-394-28199-3 / 978-0-394-28199-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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January 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Statement (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-7451-3777-6 / 978-0-7451-3777-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Audio Editions

January 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
Publisher: CSA Word
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January 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
Publisher: CSA Word
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February 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore, James D'Arcy
ISBN: 1-904605-05-2 / 978-1-904605-05-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: CSA WORD
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December 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 1-57270-332-6 / 978-1-57270-332-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Partners
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November 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Statement (Audio Editions)
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 1-57270-333-4 / 978-1-57270-333-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Partners
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1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-7887-1311-6 / 978-0-7887-1311-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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1998 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 1-4361-7997-1 / 978-1-4361-7997-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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May 1996 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Statement: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Brian Moore
ISBN: 0-7451-2760-6 / 978-0-7451-2760-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Statement: A Novel
Author(s): Brian Moore
Publisher: Open Road Media
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November 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Statement
Author(s): Brian Moore
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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