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Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, puts his life in danger when he investigates the murder of a celebrated artist, all the while fending off an assassin looking to settle an old score against him.
Hugo Marston accompanies his boss, US Ambassador J. Bradford Taylor, to the first night of an art exhibition in Montmartre, Paris. Hugo is less than happy about going until he finds out that the sculptures on display are made from his favorite medium: books. Soon after the champagne starts to flow and the canapes are served, the night takes a deadly turn when one of the guests is found murdered.
Hugo lingers at the scene and offers his profiling expertise to help solve the crime, but the detective in charge quickly jumps to his own conclusions. He makes an arrest, but it's someone that Hugo is certain is innocent. Meanwhile, his best friend, Tom Green, has disappeared to Amsterdam, hunting an enemy from their past, an enemy who gets the upper hand on Tom, and who then sets his sights on Hugo.
With an innocent person behind bars, a murder to solve, and his own life in danger, Hugo knows he has no time to waste as one killer tries to slip away, and another gets closer and closer.

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Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, puts his life in danger when he investigates the murder of a celebrated artist, all the while fending off an assassin looking to settle an old score against him.
Hugo Marston accompanies his boss, US Ambassador J. Bradford Taylor, to the first night of an art exhibition in Montmartre, Paris. Hugo is less than happy about going until he finds out that the sculptures on display are made from his favorite medium: books. Soon after the champagne starts to flow and the canapes are served, the night takes a deadly turn when one of the guests is found murdered.
Hugo lingers at the scene and offers his profiling expertise to help solve the crime, but the detective in charge quickly jumps to his own conclusions. He makes an arrest, but it's someone that Hugo is certain is innocent. Meanwhile, his best friend, Tom Green, has disappeared to Amsterdam, hunting an enemy from their past, an enemy who gets the upper hand on Tom, and who then sets his sights on Hugo.
With an innocent person behind bars, a murder to solve, and his own life in danger, Hugo knows he has no time to waste as one killer tries to slip away, and another gets closer and closer.
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        Hugo Marston, head of security at the U.S. Embassy in Paris and a former FBI profiler, was the date of the beautiful and promising American sculptor Alia Alsaffar at the opening of her exhibition at Paris's Dalí Museum. When she's murdered at the opening, Hugo insinuates himself into the murder investigation, to the dismay of Paris police Lieutenant Intern Adrien Marchand. Since the opening was invitation only, the suspect pool is limited but motives abound. When Hugo's girlfriend, Claudia Roux, is arrested for the murder, his incentive to find the real killer increases. Simultaneously, Hugo's reckless best friend, former CIA agent Tom Green, is in Amsterdam tracking paroled bank robber and murderer Rick Cofer, who has a vendetta against both Tom and Hugo. This eighth installment of the "Hugo Marston" series (after The Sorbonne Affair) brings back characters from previous novels in starring roles. Hugo is genteel and old-fashioned, using deductive reasoning to solve crimes, so there's little violence. VERDICT While the denouement seems forced, the book is still enjoyable, with the series overall presenting a similar tone and characters to Louise Penny's "Armand Gamache" mysteries.--Edward Goldberg, Syosset P.L., NY

        Copyright 2019 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        December 1, 2018
        In the eighth Hugo Marston mystery, the head of security at the American embassy in Paris has a murder to solve and an old problem to resolve. When Alia Alsaffar is found dead at the opening of her exhibit of sculptures made from books, the suspects appear to be her stepbrother; her painter friend, who is being professionally overshadowed; and the husband and wife who were about to be dropped as her sponsors. But the French detective leading the investigation arrests Marston's great friend, journalist Claudia Roux, based on DNA evidence. At the same time, Marston's best friend, ex-CIA agent Tom Green, is tracking released convict Rick Cofer, who's out for the blood of both Green and Marston, whom Cofer holds responsible for the death of his brother. While only gunfire settles the latter situation, Marston, as usual, applies his redoubtable deductive-reasoning skills to the murder. Another fine entry in a solid series that pairs nicely with Chris Pavone's forthcoming The Paris Diversion (2019), which is also awash in Parisian ambiance.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2018, American Library Association.)

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        Hugo Marston, head of security at the U.S. Embassy in Paris and a former FBI profiler, was the date of the beautiful and promising American sculptor Alia Alsaffar at the opening of her exhibition at Paris's Dal� Museum. When she's murdered at the opening, Hugo insinuates himself into the murder investigation, to the dismay of Paris police Lieutenant Intern Adrien Marchand. Since the opening was invitation only, the suspect pool is limited but motives abound. When Hugo's girlfriend, Claudia Roux, is arrested for the murder, his incentive to find the real killer increases. Simultaneously, Hugo's reckless best friend, former CIA agent Tom Green, is in Amsterdam tracking paroled bank robber and murderer Rick Cofer, who has a vendetta against both Tom and Hugo. This eighth installment of the "Hugo Marston" series (after The Sorbonne Affair) brings back characters from previous novels in starring roles. Hugo is genteel and old-fashioned, using deductive reasoning to solve crimes, so there's little violence. VERDICT While the denouement seems forced, the book is still enjoyable, with the series overall presenting a similar tone and characters to Louise Penny's "Armand Gamache" mysteries.--Edward Goldberg, Syosset P.L., NY

        Copyright 2019 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Paris detective Camille Lerens asks former FBI agent Hugo to stay at the crime scene and use his profiling expertise to help solve the murder. Very quickly, he discovers that someone at the party has a...
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