The Clown Prince of Paris
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 4, 2016)
Kindle: 581 KB
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Available on Amazon
Spies and Slapstick in 1950s Paris
Well, I am stretching the "new release" category a bit, since this came out in March, but in my defense I just heard of it. The writer is a new addition to the AoSHQ Authors list. So it's "new to me" at least and it sounds like an amusing historical romp.
Here is the blurb:
Paris, 1954. A city rebuilding from war reclaims its former grandeur, but dangers lurk in the shadows as battle lines are drawn for a new type of conflict. Up-and-coming comedian Tommy Malloy is preparing for the biggest break of his career; a series of headline shows in one of Paris’s hottest clubs. With its seamless mix of slapstick, social commentary, and impeccable comic timing, his unique act is sure to be the biggest thing to hit France since the Blitzkrieg (too soon?) But when a mysterious audience member asks Tommy for an unusual favor, he is unwittingly pulled into a series of shocking events that leaves him trapped in a deadly web of international espionage. Pursued by the KGB’s deadliest assassins with only his wits to protect him, Tommy must run for his life, improvise new identities, and put together the pieces of a sinister plot that threatens to shatter a precarious peace. A continent stands on the brink of World War III, and a B-list celebrity from Philadelphia is the only one who can stop it.
Reviewed by VM on August 29, 2016