The author is actually a well-known writer
The Eagle and the Viper Loren D. Estleman
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Forge Books (March 2, 2021)
Part high-octane suspense, part dire warning, The Eagle and the Viper from Spur Award-winning novelist Loren D. Estleman reveals an alternative history of how close our world came―at the dawn of a promising new century―to total war.
It’s a time of improvised explosive devices, terrorist training camps, international assassins, and war on civilians. It’s Christmas Eve, 1800.
This much is history: On Christmas Eve, 1800, an “infernal machine” exploded in one of the busiest streets in Paris, France, destroying buildings and killing thirty-five people. It wasn’t the first attempt on the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul of the newly minted Republic of France.
This much is exclusive to our story: Upon the failure of the Christmas Eve plot, the conspiracy takes a new and more diabolical turn.
Posterity knows what became of Napoleon: He led France into a series of military adventures that ended in his defeat, followed by decades of peace. But this future hung on a precarious thread. One man can make history; another can change it.
Loren D. Estleman is the author of more than eighty novels, including the Amos Walker, Page Murdock, and Peter Macklin series. Winner of three Shamus Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, four Spur Awards and many other literary prizes. He lives outside Detroit with his wife, author Deborah Morgan.
Just read this. It was something of an homage to "The Day of the Jackal." The basic elements were similar (a pretty good book to pay homage to). Biggest mistake was the duc d'Enghien is called the son of the comte d'Artois.
The author on Napoleon's life