Murder in Bel-Air by Cara Black, published June 4, 2019, Soho Crime
First chapter, first paragraph:
Paris. Late October 1999. Monday, Midafternoon
The young woman stumbled on the cobblestones in her worn shoes, fist in her pocket, clutching the steak knife she'd nicked from the cafe. She'd felt eyes watching - fear had charged up her back, impossible to ignore. Her gut had screamed at her to get out of there.
Why hadn't her contact showed?
A car engine revved up, gears scraping. She glanced back and saw a black Renault slide onto Boulevard Picpus. Her heart pounded.