Three hours in Paris / Cara Black.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Three Hours in Paris is the story of Kate Rees, the young American markswoman who has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris on the dangerous business of trying to assassinate the Fuhrer. A country girl from rural Oregon - a grieving widow with no spy training but a vendetta and a lot of gumption - now has the state of the entire war in her hands. When the hit goes badly wrong, Kate is on the run for her life - all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up."--Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Map on endpapers.
    • Other Titles:
      3 hours in Paris.
    • ISBN:
      9781641290418
      1641290412
    • Accession Number:
      2019038373
    • Accession Number:
      on1109435234
      1109435234
    • Accession Number:
      fay.702528
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BLACK, C. Three hours in Paris. [s. l.]: Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc., 2020. ISBN 9781641290418. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.702528. Acesso em: 23 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Black C. Three Hours in Paris. Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc.; 2020. Accessed September 23, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.702528
    • APA:
      Black, C. (2020). Three hours in Paris. Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Black, Cara. 2020. Three Hours in Paris. Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.702528.
    • Harvard:
      Black, C. (2020) Three hours in Paris. Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.702528 (Accessed: 23 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Black, C 2020, Three hours in Paris, Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc., viewed 23 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Black, Cara. Three Hours in Paris. Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc., 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.702528.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Black, Cara. Three Hours in Paris. Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc., 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.702528.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Black C. Three hours in Paris [Internet]. Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc.; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 23]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.702528

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

*Starred Review* Why did Hitler arrive in Paris in June 1940—apparently planning to bask in the glory of the German victory over France—and then leave only three hours later? It remains one of WWII's unanswered questions, but Black, in her first historical thriller, posits an intriguing theory: an assassination attempt. The would-be assassin here, American marksman Kate Rees, recovering from the death of her British husband and infant daughter in a bombing, is drafted by British intelligence to do the deed, but, of course, the scheme goes awry, leaving Kate abandoned in Nazi-held Paris, her escape plan compromised and looking for answers as to why she was betrayed and by whom. Black, author of the beloved Aimée Leduc series set in 1990s Paris, knows a thing or two about frenetic dashes across the city's neighborhoods, into and out of cafés, bars, and back alleys—after all, she's been tracking Aimée's peregrinations through 19 novels—but, harried as Aimée always is, she's never had Nazis on her tail. Brilliantly building on the novel's premise, Black constructs a surprise-filled plot, fueled by breathless pacing, Alan Furst–like atmosphere, and a textured look at Resistance fighters in Paris. There is even a tantalizing subplot involving the surprisingly sympathetic German policeman who is chasing Kate (shades of The Fugitive's Lieutenant Gerard and Richard Kimble). Black stretches her wings here, soaring to new heights. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

*Starred Review* Why did Hitler arrive in Paris in June 1940—apparently planning to bask in the glory of the German victory over France—and then leave only three hours later? It remains one of WWII's unanswered questions, but Black, in her first historical thriller, posits an intriguing theory: an assassination attempt. The would-be assassin here, American marksman Kate Rees, recovering from the death of her British husband and infant daughter in a bombing, is drafted by British intelligence to do the deed, but, of course, the scheme goes awry, leaving Kate abandoned in Nazi-held Paris, her escape plan compromised and looking for answers as to why she was betrayed and by whom. Black, author of the beloved Aimée Leduc series set in 1990s Paris, knows a thing or two about frenetic dashes across the city's neighborhoods, into and out of cafés, bars, and back alleys—after all, she's been tracking Aimée's peregrinations through 19 novels—but, harried as Aimée always is, she's never had Nazis on her tail. Brilliantly building on the novel's premise, Black constructs a surprise-filled plot, fueled by breathless pacing, Alan Furst–like atmosphere, and a textured look at Resistance fighters in Paris. There is even a tantalizing subplot involving the surprisingly sympathetic German policeman who is chasing Kate (shades of The Fugitive's Lieutenant Gerard and Richard Kimble). Black stretches her wings here, soaring to new heights. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 November

Once again, New York Times best-selling author Black takes us to Paris, but not to continue the long-running sparkle of her "Aimée Leduc" series. Considering why Hitler spent only three hours in the city upon its fall, she introduces skilled markswoman Kate Rees, an American recruited by British intelligence after her husband and daughter die in the blitz. Kate is sent to Paris with instructions to assassinate der Führer, but when her plans go astray, she's on the run, with readers right behind her. A 20-city series of events.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2020 April

Black's popular protagonist Aimée Leduc is on a well-earned vacation, but Black gives readers an exciting stand-alone historical thriller set in occupied Paris during World War II. In 1940, Hitler went to Paris to celebrate Germany's conquest of the city, but he only stayed for three hours. Why? Black provides an intriguing explanation. Kate Rees, a young American serving on a British base, is mourning the loss of her British husband and their infant daughter in a German bombing. British intelligence, knowing that she is a sharpshooter, offer her an opportunity for revenge: assassinate Hitler during his visit to Paris. When the mission fails and her escape plan is compromised, Kate finds herself alone with no one to trust. She must get out of Paris alive while Nazis are pursuing her. Readers are taken on a breathtaking tour of Paris neighborhoods as Kate evades a rather sympathetic German policeman (an homage to Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther) and connects with French contacts who may or may not be Resistance fighters. VERDICT Black's fans will not be disappointed, and readers who enjoy Alan Furst and John Le Carré will join the crowd that will devour this must-read. [See Prepub Alert, 9/30/19.]—Barbara Bibel, formerly Oakland P.L.

Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2020 February #2

In October 1939, American Kate Rees, the heroine of this riveting standalone from bestseller Black (the Aimée Leduc series), is living with her naval engineer husband and baby daughter at Scapa Flow, the Royal Navy base in Scotland's Orkney Islands. After her husband and daughter die during the German U-boat attack on the battleship Royal Oak, Kate becomes obsessed with defeating Hitler. Her rifle skills, learned as a girl hunting in Oregon, earn her a place in a British intelligence operation to assassinate Hitler. In June 1940, with little training, she parachutes into Paris, where Hitler is making a brief visit. Kate gets Hitler in her crosshairs, but her shot misses and she goes on the run. Hitler orders the regular German police and the Gestapo to catch the sniper within 36 hours. Despite numerous obstacles and the realization that no plan was made for her safe return, Kate is determined to make her way to London. Black keeps the suspense high throughout. Fans of The Day of the Jackal won't want to miss this heart-stopping thriller. Agent: Katherine Fausset, Curtis Brown. (Apr.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

PW Reviews 2020 February #2

In October 1939, American Kate Rees, the heroine of this riveting standalone from bestseller Black (the Aimée Leduc series), is living with her naval engineer husband and baby daughter at Scapa Flow, the Royal Navy base in Scotland's Orkney Islands. After her husband and daughter die during the German U-boat attack on the battleship Royal Oak, Kate becomes obsessed with defeating Hitler. Her rifle skills, learned as a girl hunting in Oregon, earn her a place in a British intelligence operation to assassinate Hitler. In June 1940, with little training, she parachutes into Paris, where Hitler is making a brief visit. Kate gets Hitler in her crosshairs, but her shot misses and she goes on the run. Hitler orders the regular German police and the Gestapo to catch the sniper within 36 hours. Despite numerous obstacles and the realization that no plan was made for her safe return, Kate is determined to make her way to London. Black keeps the suspense high throughout. Fans of The Day of the Jackal won't want to miss this heart-stopping thriller. Agent: Katherine Fausset, Curtis Brown. (Apr.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.