The Rhetoric of Death

The Rhetoric of Death

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Paris, 1686. Charles du Luc, former soldier and half-fledged Jesuit, is assigned to assist in teaching rhetoric and directing dance at the prestigious Collège of Louis le Grand. On his first day, the school's star dancer disappears from rehearsal, and the next day another student is run down in the street. When the dancer's body is found under the worst possible circumstances, Charles is determined to find the killer in spite of being ordered to leave the investigation.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9780425236642
Characteristics: 372 p. ;,21 cm.


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Apr 19, 2018

Rock's protagonist is a former Musketeer and reluctant Jesuit in the exciting and dangerous milieu of Ancien Regime Paris. The plot, rife with murders and attempted murders of young schoolboys in a famous Latin Quartier Academy proceeds at a breathless pace, made extremely vivid by the details of the author's mise en scene - a sensuous mingling of historical cuisine, and dance and entertainment, and theological and political intrigue, and even fashion.

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