Napoleon's Surgeon

It is summer 1805 and Napoleon’s army gathers on the French coast preparing to invade England. Into this seething world of soldiers and spies, informers and prostitutes comes a traitor hoping to hide in plain sight within that very army: Dr Philippe Pache, a surgeon and escaped convict from the penal colony of Guiana. While he lives in fear of exposure and a new prison term for his passionate republican beliefs, he discovers that his own brother is working for Napoleon’s head of the secret police. Pache’s colleagues, his patients, and his new lover could also be potential threats to his security. Over the years, and as it follows its hero from France to Germany, Austria to Poland, ‘Napoleon’s Surgeon’ tells a richly engaging, and surprisingly relevant story, tracing a man’s struggle, in a world turned upside down, to restore faith in himself and his beliefs, and to find enduring love.
ISBN: 9781786976642
Type: Paperback
Pages: 414
Published: 6 February 2017
Price: $14.45

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