As Calvin seeks to clear his brother's name, his quest for the truth takes him from elegant townhouses to squalid gambling dens to the secret chambers of the Masonic Lodge of the Seven Sisters. Drawn into a shadowy world of intrigue and betrayal, Calvin becomes the hunted as France lurches toward the Reign of Terror.
Rich in historical detail and suspense, The Republic of Virtue tells a compelling story of love, courage, and loyalty set in a dangerous place at a dangerous time-the darkest days of the French Revolution.
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The Republic of Virtue is carefully researched and well-crafted. Jefferson Flanders succeeds in taking the reader forcefully back into Paris in the uncertain period following the French Revolution. Calvin Tarkington's search for his brother, Alexander, exposes France's fading glory under the Jacobins. I was fascinated by the intricate detail and historical accuracy which set the scene without detracting from the story-line. I do think, for those readers unfamiliar with French names, referral to a character list would be beneficial especially if the historical characters were highlighted against the fictional.