Oliver Carmichael loves his life in Paris in 1940, playing in a jazz band at a night club, and enjoying the freedom and intellectual stimulation of his bohemian set of friends. His happiness is tempered by unresolved feelings for his ex-fiancée, Lisette, especially after he sees her with another man in his club.
His carefree lifestyle is further disrupted when the Germans march into Paris, and several of his friends join the resistance. When an Information Officer from the American Embassy, Frank Dryden, asks Oliver to keep tabs on his friends’ resistance activities, Oliver is torn. What is the best way to help his friends? What is the right thing to do?
Set in German-occupied Paris during World War II, Gray Paree is about an American expat’s struggle to reconcile with the love of his life, help his French friends resist tyranny, and do what is right.
Gray Paree is connected to my novel The Swiss Conspiracy by a shared character.
This novel is currently seeking publication.