“A taut, smart, heart-in-throat page turner worthy of the most

discerning reader of John le Carre, Daniel Silva or Alan Furst—brava!”

—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

Three Hoursin Paris by Cara Black

Three Hours in Paris | Cara Black | 9781641290418 | On Sale: 4/7/2020 | Soho Crime

Available as hardcover, ebook, audiobook

In June of 1940, when Paris fell to the Nazis, Hitler spent a total of three hours in the City of Light—abruptly leaving, never to return. To this day, no one knows why.

The New York Times bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc investigations reimagines history in her masterful, pulse-pounding spy thriller, Three Hours in Paris.

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About the book

Kate Rees, a young American markswoman, has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris with a dangerous assignment: assassinate the Führer. Wrecked by grief after a Luftwaffe bombing killed her husband and infant daughter, she is armed with a rifle, a vendetta, and a fierce resolve. But other than rushed and rudimentary instruction, she has no formal spy training. Thrust into the red-hot center of the war, a country girl from rural Oregon finds herself holding the fate of the world in her hands. When Kate misses her mark and the plan unravels, Kate is on the run for her life—all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up.

Cara Black, doyenne of the Parisian crime novel, is at her best as she brings Occupation-era France to vivid life in this gripping story about one young woman with the temerity—and drive—to take on Hitler himself.

Praise for the book

Breathtaking! A worthy successor to Day of the Jackal and

Six Days of the Condor, but with the addition of a real and likable heroine. This thriller takes Cara Black to a whole new level.

Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of

The Tuscan Child and the Royal Spyness Series

“Black keeps you guessing—and biting your nails—up to the very last page.”

—Susan Elia MacNeal, author of

the New York Times-bestselling Maggie Hope series


“A beautifully written fast-paced thriller with a depth of knowledge about tough American mamas and WWII Paris. Stunning.”
—Liz Newstat, Chevalier’s Books (Los Angeles, CA)

“An exquisitely tense cat-and-mouse chase between and American operative and a

Nazi officer in the dark days of WWII . . . This one is a must-read!”
—Susan Tunis, Bookshop West Portal (San Francisco, CA)

“With smart complex characters, fascinating historical details, and a

propulsive story that doesn’t disappoint Three Hours in Paris is a literary thrill ride

that shouldn’t be missed.” 
—Luisa Smith, Book Passage (Bay Area, CA)

“This is the very best kind of thriller whereby using one’s wits

is the only way forward. A big thumb’s up!”
—Sheryl Cotleur, Copperfield’s (Sebastapol, CA)

“Kate is a dynamic and creative character. Her spontaneity,

resourcefulness and creativity reminded me of so many smart women that I know.

I enjoyed being in her head and watching her think!”
—Totsie McGonagle, Buttonwood Books (Cohasset, MA)

“I don’t know when a book has so held me captive—I couldn’t put it down

until I reached the conclusion on the final page!”
—Mary Fran Buckley, Eight Cousins (Falmouth, MA)

“Cara Black has an obvious 'feel' for Paris, especially during the Nazi occupation.”
—John McGonagle, Buttonwood Books (Cohasset, MA)

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