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Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling author of the Aimee 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 Fuhrer. 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.

©2020 Cara Black (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Very intense!

This is a very intense novel. There is barely a chance to take a breath once you start listening. The pacing is very rapid, almost too rapid. The story is brutal. Cara Black puts her protagonist through constant crises with little time for reflection, let alone rest. I found the experience exhausting but compelling yet could not stop until I reached the end. I guess you could call this a breakout book for this author, whose mystery series is a long time favorite.

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A new Cara Black

I have loved Cara Black’s series of her half American/half French young female detective in Paris for years. Now Black turns to historical fiction in this story about a woman sent as a decoy by Britain to Paris to assassinate Hitler. Her handlers don’t expect her to be successful or survive. In fact, she is simply a distraction for a more important mission. But the woman does survive despite all odds and is successful in foiling German plans to invade Britain after another British spy plot falls into her lap. “Three Hours in Paris” is full of action, suspense and excitement. Get the book! Read it! Enjoy the new Cara Black.

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Disappointed

I was disappointed in the writing of the story. The protagonist was not someone who I could cheer for and the constant repetition of certain phrases that she'd learned in her training was tedious.

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Great story, mediocre reader

As with all Cara Black novels, the writing is superb.
I had a difficult time, however, with the breathy, over-dramatic voice of the reader.

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Tightly written, engaging WW2 thriller

World War 2 fiction is a genre I’ve grown to thoroughly enjoy. If you do, as well, I promise you’ll devour this well told story with a woman lead character. Cara Black has a tight, not a word wasted writing style. The book moves at a rapid pace. But she also takes the time to develop the key characters. Bottom line: very much worth the credit.

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tense and fast moving

great storytelling, hard to put down, the reader did a good job of characterizations, looking forward to the author's next book!

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Got me from the Start!

Unusually written with surprise in every corner. Grabbed my attention from the first chapter, "heart pounding, sweat strickling from my neck" :)

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Not to bad

Was hard to follow, but an ok read. Elizabeth Rogers is definitely one of my favorites and she did a great job!!

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Good Story.

The narrator was a bit monotone, except for foreign languages. I finally got used to her voice. but took a while. Otherwise. it was an enjoyable book.

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Good listen

This is different than her other books. It is an entertaining WW2 story. Recommend for fans.

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