By Martin Walker
The 1st installment in an excellent new sequence that follows the exploits of Benoît Courrèges, a policeman in a small French village the place the rituals of the café nonetheless rule. Bruno -- as he's affectionately nicknamed -- could be the town's simply municipal policeman, yet within the hearts and minds of its denizens, he's leader of police.
Bruno is a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and gradual rhythms of kingdom lifestyles -- dwelling in his restored shepherd's cottage; patronizing the weekly marketplace; sparring with, and essentially ignoring, the eu Union bureaucrats from Brussels. He has a gun yet by no means wears it; he has the facility to arrest yet by no means makes use of it. yet then the homicide of an aged North African who fought within the French military adjustments every thing and galvanizes Bruno's realization: the guy used to be came across with a swastika carved into his chest.
Because of the case's strength political ramifications, a tender policewoman is distributed from Paris to help Bruno together with his research. the 2 instantly suspect militants from the anti-immigrant nationwide entrance, but if a vacationing student is helping to untangle the lifeless man's earlier, Bruno's suspicions flip towards a extra advanced rationale. His research attracts him into one of many darkest chapters of French heritage -- international conflict II, a time of terror and betrayal that set brother opposed to brother. Bruno quickly discovers that even his possible ideal nook of l. a. belle France isn't really exempt from that period's sinister legacy.
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Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker