It's summer in St. Denis for chief of police Bruno Courreges, and that means a new season of cases. This time there are threeweighing on his mind. First, there s the evidence that a veteran of the French Resistance is connected to a notorious train robbery; then, the burglary of a former British spymaster's estate; and, finally, the murder of an antiques dealer whose lover is conveniently on the lam. As Bruno investigates, it becomes clear that they are connected--however, figuring out how will take every skill he possesses. Add in juggling the complex affections of two powerful women, maneuvering village politics, and managing his irrepressible puppy, Balzac, and Bruno has his hands full once again."
Martin Walker is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations, based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor in chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International. His five previous novels in the Bruno series are "Bruno, Chief of Police; The Dark Vineyard; Black Diamond; The Crowded Grave;" and "The Devil s Cave, " all international best sellers. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne."