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About the Book June 1812--a serial killer is on the loose in the ranks of Napoleon Bonaparte's army as he begins his invasion. Book Synopsis June 1812. Napoleon Bonaparte begins his invasion of Russia leading the largest army Europe has ever seen. But amongst the troops of the Grande Armée is a savage murderer whose bloodlust is not satisfied in battle. When a Polish woman is brutally stabbed, Captain Quentin Margont of the eighty-forth regiment is put in charge of an investigation to unmask the perpetrator. Armed with the fact that the killer is an officer, Margont knows that he faces an impossible task and the greatest challenge of his military career. Armand Cabasson is an author and psychiatrist who lives in the north of France. Review Quotes 'Combines the suspense of a thriller with the compelling narrative of a war epic' Le Parisien 'Cabasson skilfully weaves an intriguing mystery into a rich historical background' Mail on Sunday 'With vivid scenes of battle and military life ... Cabasson's atmospheric novel makes a splendid war epic' Sunday Telegraph 'The author ably combines the two elements of murder investigation and epic war novel, providing the reader with the historical background in a convincing but naturalistic way that does not interfere with the flow of the story' Eurocrime '[Cabasson] draws on his extensive knowledge of the era to create accurate portrayals of the time and people' Napoleon Series 'This Napoleonic Wars mystery is a great historical whodunit .. The protagonist is fabulous' Follow the Clue 'Cabasson strikes a good balance between battle scenes and the investigation.' Publisher's Weekly, starred review 'The historic information and Cabasson's ability to make the characters and events vivid was an added pleasure' Book Garden About the Author Armand Cabasson is a prize-winning author and psychiatrist who lives in the north of France. He is a member of the French Napoleonic Society and has used his extensive research to create a vivid portrait of the Napoleonic campaigns. Michael Glencross lives and works in France as a translator. His most recent translations include The Dream by Émile Zola, Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne and The Châtelet Apprentice by Jean-François Parot.