An American sharpshooter with nothing to lose, a botched assassination, British espionage, a German homicide detective, dueling agencies, and countless disguises, close calls, and a near-invasion of Britain. That Hitler only ever spent three hours in the City of Lights during the Nazi Occupation has never been fully explained. Cara Black, veteran of Paris thrillers, builds on a few vivid days of the 1940 World War II struggle to spin out a gripping chase across hot summer streets that will keep you turning pages.
April 2020 Indie Next List
“I couldn’t put down this well-written and fast-paced thriller. This is the story of Kate Rees, an American female spy, and her tragedies and triumphs during WWII. Cara creates a captivating story around Hitler’s three-hour visit to Paris, to which he never returned again, and takes you on a wild ride through the city that day. Each piece of the timeline is expertly stitched together, and I found myself completely involved! Cara Black, you have a new fan!”
— Lisa Valentino, Ink Fish Books, Warren, RI
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 Aim e Leduc investigations reimagines history in her masterful, pulse-pounding spy thriller, Three Hours in Paris. Kate Rees, a young American markswoman, has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris with a dangerous assignment: assassinate the F hrer. 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. *Features an illustrated map of 1940s Paris as full color endpapers.