Publication: March 2014
Format: 140 x 225 mm Pages: 360 ISBN: 2-8411-1718-9
Être l'hôte de Lénine ne protège de rien quand on est par ailleurs la cible de Staline...
March 1920. While an investigation of the savage murder of a former spy from the tsar's secret service stagnated in Paris, François-Claudius Simon was sent on an unofficial mission in Moscow. The brilliant detective of 36 quai des Orfèvres tried to come to an agreement with Russian authorities on a separate delicate matter, one that incriminated a high-profile minister. The young inspector was forewarned: if things go badly, he will be on his own. Yet, in this atmosphere of acute paranoia and permanent scheming, characteristic of Lenin's Russia, things can only go badly. Especially when a certain Joseph Stalin gets mixed in... This mélange of fiction, suspense, and history finds Guillaume Prévost at the height of his talent.
Historian, professor, and novelist, Guillaume Prévost is the author of Livre du temps, an internationally successful trilogy published with Gallimard.