From the critically acclaimed author of Le Crime, published in hardcover as A French Country Murder, comes this electrifying sequel featuring former CIA operative Louis Morgon and his partner-in-crime-solving, Jean Renard, the gendarme of their small French village.
Louis Morgon is living a quiet life of good food, good wine, and good friends. When his house is burglarized, he thinks nothing of it. But the burglar and the motive for the burglary are not as simple as they seem. And the consequences of the seemingly trivial break-in will lead Louis and his loved ones to the end of the earth---and quite possibly to the end of their lives.
Literate crime thrillers don t get much better than New Yorker cartoonist Steiner s intricately plotted sequel to his well-received debut, A French Country Murder (2003). Ex-CIA officer Louis Morgon s idyllic life in the French village of Saint-L on sur D me is destroyed when his girlfriend Solesme Lefourier s cancer returns and his policeman pal Jean Renard becomes the target of Louis s enemy from the first book, former U.S. secretary of state Hugh Bowes. After a particularly inept thief burglarizes Louis s house, Louis slowly comes to realize this is not an isolated incident but part of a master plan set in motion by the revenge-seeking Bowes. Soon Louis is on the run, branded by the American government as a terrorist and confidant of Osama bin Laden. Canny and brave, Louis is more than up to the task of defending himself from the cruel and loathsome Bowes.