The Devil's Laughter Author:Frank Yerby Jean Paul Marin-the hero of Frank Yerby's new novel-is only part devil. He can be saintly when the occasion calls for it-though in the turbulent years of the French Revolution which are the background for the book, there was more need for devils than saints. — Jean Paul Marin is tall, and handsome despite the pale scar which runs from his forehea... more »d to his upper lip. He is the son of a wealthy merchant family, but he and his father have quarrled over Jean's hot-headed revolutionary writings, and, more bitterly, over his sister's coming marriage to the Comte de Gravereau.
But Jean Paul is not all lawyer & revolutionary, as the three women in his life can attest.« less