From the Publisher:
When someone begins a killing spree on Napoleon's personal sentries, captured British agent Alan Hepburn finds himself forced not only to assist with the investigation but also to match wits with the Emperor and his chief of police, the wily Fouche. In "Captain Cut-Throat", Carr's trademark combination of sudden death and captivating historical re-creation is at its best.
John Dickson Carr: Captain Cut-Throat. Carroll & Graf, ISBN: 0786705477 (April, 1998), 240 p., $4.95.