An interesting and enjoyable read.,
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This review is from: Duval and the Infernal Machine (Napoleon's Police Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
The events of this story take place at a time of political turmoil shortly after the French revolution and under the administration of Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul. The plot and subplot work well together, and Duval, the main character, comes over well from the first person, retrospective viewpoint. A choice which permits the exposition to be more direct, than would otherwise be wise, and lends a greater sense of empathy with Duval. From a stylistic point of view, I feel that a slightly less wordy approach to the prose, would have been beneficial to the reading experience.
This is an historical fiction which reminds us that France and Europe was not as comparatively calm as it is now, and we should be mindful about not letting certain lines of nationalism, such as that being unwisely played out in today's Hungary and/or to a lesser extent in today's France, be the barrel of gunpowder on the back of a horse drawn cart.