In The Sorbonne Affair by Mark Pryor, American romance writer Helen Hancock discovers a spy camera in her Paris hotel room. Former FBI profiler Hugo Marston, now head of security for the American Embassy, is sent to investigate. Soon an embarrassing video featuring Hancock and one of her writing students is posted to the internet. As Marston tracks down who was responsible, the body count rises.
The Sorbonne Affair is a briskly paced mystery with enjoyable characters. Marston teams with police lieutenant Camille Lerens as he digs through clues to discover the suspects’ secrets. The author, a native of Hertfordshire, England who now is an assistant district attorney in Austin, Texas, makes Paris come alive through his attention to detail.
This is the seventh book in the Hugo Marston series. I’m now a fan, and plan to read some of his earlier novels.