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The Patriarch: A Mystery of the French Countryside (Bruno, Chief of Police Series #8)

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The Patriarch: A Mystery of the French Countryside (Bruno, Chief of Police Series #8)

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The tenth installment in the delightful, internationally acclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno.

Bruno Courrèges is thrilled when he receives an invitation to the lavish birthday celebration of his childhood hero, World War II flying ace Marco “the Patriarch” Desaix. But when the party ends in the death of one of Marco’s longtime friends, Gilbert, it turns into another day on the job for St. Denis's chief of police. 

All signs point to a tragic accident, but Bruno isn’t so sure, for there is more to the Desaix family's lives and loyalties than meets the eye. There’s Victor, the Patriarch’s son and Gilbert's sometimes rival, and Victor’s seductive wife, Madeleine, whose roving eye intrigues Bruno even more than her fierce political ambitions. Not to mention the Patriarch himself—did his postwar Soviet ties intersect too closely with Gilbert’s career in Cold War intelligence? As Bruno’s entanglement with the Desaix family becomes more complicated, his inquiries into Gilbert’s life will become a deadly threat to his own.

MARTIN WALKER is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor in chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International. His previous novels in the Bruno series are Black Diamond; Bruno, Chief of Police; The Children Return; The Crowded Grave; The Dark Vineyard; The Devil’s Cave; and The Resistance Man, all international best sellers. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne.

www.brunochiefofpolice.com

ISBN: 9780804173513

ISBN-10: 9780804173513

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 09/06/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/06/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Culinary

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery