Book Title: DEATH IN THE LATIN QUARTER
Author: Raphael Cardetti
Publisher: Little Brown
Year of Publication: 2010
Early one morning in Paris, the tranquillity of the Sorbonne University is shattered by a death. But why would Albert Cadas, a quiet, crumpled professor of medieval literature, have any reason to kill himself. Meanwhile, Valentine Savi, a talented young restorer, receives a visit from an enigmatic elderly gentleman with a unique commission: to restore a priceless manuscript whose time-worn pages promise to reveal the truth of a mystery that has fascinated scholars and writers for centuries.
Valentine soon learns that the shadowy figures who seek to possess the book's secrets are darker and more ruthless than she ever imagined, and finds herself on a terrifying and thrilling adventure through the narrow streets and gloomily palatial mansions of the Latin Quarter.