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Paris City of Night is here

I’m happy to announce that Paris City of Night is available on line and at bookstores everywhere. Click on the image to go to the listing, or, better yet, go to the right sidebar to find favorite bookstores in the USA and France where you can order or purchase a copy. Thanks, David

“A fast-moving, atmospheric thriller. Best to start reading this one early in the evening… unless, that is, you don’t mind losing a night’s sleep!” ——David Hunt, best-selling author of The Magician’s Tale

“Unputdownable——a real page-turner. No one should miss this.”

Anton Gill, author of the world best-selling series The Egyptian Mysteries

Paris City of Night

aris is alluring and seductive, but by no means benign, as Jay Grant well knows. Orange alerts make people trigger-happy. Red and black alerts are worse. They transform the City of Light into a hellish City of Night…

June 18, 1950: The blurry image of escaping Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann wells up in a CIA darkroom in pre-dawn Paris.

December 26, 2007: Madeleine Adelaïde de Lafayette, celebrated Résistance and Free French hero, former CIA deputy chief of station in Paris, is found dead in her mansion fronting the Eiffel Tower. Few know she was a key player in the misguided Allied effort to fight Communism by smuggling Nazis to freedom. So was William Grant, Madeleine’s favorite operative, also recently deceased.

December 28, 2007: As the countdown to New Year’s Eve flashes from the top of the Eiffel Tower, vintage photography and Daguerreotype expert Jay Grant, “son of a spook,” races to piece together a deadly picture-puzzle. Why were Madeleine and his father William murdered——and whose side is the CIA really on? Someone is trying to kill Jay before he can crack a code embedded on a set of Daguerreotype plates and flush out terrorists plotting to attack Paris. Persuing Jay through the menacingly dark City of Light are a shadowy recycled Cold Warrior, a sexy Homeland Security officer, and his father William’s aged, fanatic former colleague, a man whose mission is no longer beating the Commies but battling radical Islam, even if it means destroying parts of the city he loves…

“A wild ride through the dark side of Paris.”——Diane Johnson

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  1. This is an unexpected compliment from an early reviewer of Paris City of Night. I could say the same for Heller’s novels and her frequent postings at Thank you, Erica.

  2. Pub dates for David Downie should always be declared international holidays. They are a cause for true rejoicing because this scintillating mind is about to reveal to us a tiny corner of its profoundly brilliant and elegant machinations. “Paris City of Night” is as devilishly witty, majestic, entrancing and addictive as its author, and that is no small feat.   

  3. I gather you’re using the continuous present tense to signal your intention to acquire and read the book in the future — it will be published in May (though advance copies are already circulating). Many thanks. Come back and comment again about Paris City of Night.

  4. Sounds great! I’m reading it!

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