By Janice Law
Francis Bacon used to be having a ball in Berlin—until his uncle Lastings disappeared, leaving Francis on my own, broke, and sought after via the German police in addition to the burgeoning Nazi occasion for a political homicide he didn’t devote. fortunately, for a tender painter nonetheless studying his craft, there’s no higher position to discover shelter than the cafés of Paris. within the urban of lighting, Francis can excellent his French, entire his schooling, and—if he’s lucky—escape together with his life.
jogging alongside the side road one wonderful night, he hears gunshots and sees a Russian émigré reduce by way of an murderer. Francis dashes into the evening and flees to the nation-state, yet it’s too late—the significant younger painter is in difficulty back. And while Uncle Lastings reappears, Francis will locate himself again within the thick of a dangerous video game of foreign espionage.
encouraged via the decadent adolescence of real-life mythical painter Francis Bacon, Afternoons in Paris is the newest installment in a single of the main distinct espionage sequence to return alongside in years. that includes escapades in Berlin, Paris, and London, this trilogy is steeped within the shadowy surroundings of John Horne Burns’s bestselling The Gallery, one of many first novels to show off unflinching depictions of homosexual existence in the course of wartime.
Afternoons in Paris is the fifth ebook within the Francis Bacon Mysteries, yet you'll get pleasure from studying the sequence in any order.
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Afternoons in Paris (The Francis Bacon Mysteries Book 5) by Janice Law