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By Martin Walker

ISBN-10: 1847245072

ISBN-13: 9781847245076

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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It couldn’t have been DCI Birch. ’ The Chief Constable and Uckfield’s father-in-law. Given what Uckfield had just said about Owen’s European environmental project Horton had wondered if it might have been Europol. ’ Horton exclaimed. ‘She’s the woman Knowles mentioned on Owen Carlsson’s answer machine. ’ 52 Pauline Rowson ‘Yeah. She’s an adviser to the European Commission Environment Directorate, and she was getting increasingly worried when this Knowles bloke said he had been trying to get hold of Owen Carlsson since Monday morning without any joy.

Shit! This was the last thing he’d expected. 48 Pauline Rowson ‘She’s not gone back to the burnt-out house,’ Cantelli said, the rain pouring off his face, his dark eyes anxious. ’ Horton cursed. ‘Check the hospital staff for any sightings of her, Barney. ’ ‘Andy,’ Gaye called out after him. ’ He would, but it wouldn’t make any difference. SIX e reached the car park at the Duver in record time, and miraculously without getting a speeding ticket, or killing himself. There wasn’t a car in sight. The rain was sheeting down.

He turned back and saw the flame coming through the door. The room was filling with thick black smoke and he could hardly breathe. Thea looked as though she was going to pass out and there was no sound or movement from the cat. They had no choice. ‘Out,’ he commanded, quickly clearing the jagged glass from the window with the towel wrapped around his hands. ’ ‘I can’t––’ He scooped her up, momentarily surprised at just how thin she was, plonked her on the window ledge, grabbed Bengal and pushed Thea out.

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