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- ISBN: 9780307885210 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
At the height of the Belle Epoque, François Dubon leads a well-ordered life in the bourgeois quarters of Paris' eighth arrondissement. When not busy with his prosperous legal practice, he enjoys both a contented marriage to his aristocratic wife, Geneviève, and satisfying afternoon encounters with his mistress, Madeleine. He is never late for those five o'clock appointments nor for family dinner at seven--until a mysterious widow comes to his office with an unusual request.The lady insists that only Dubon can save her innocent friend, an Army captain named Dreyfus who was convicted of spying and exiled to Devil's Island two years earlier. Not wishing to disappoint the alluring widow, the gallant Dubon makes some perfunctory inquiries. But when he discovers the existence of a secret military file withheld from the defense during the trial, he embarks on an obsessive pursuit of justice that upends his complacent life.Donning a borrowed military uniform,...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Crown, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 435 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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