The murder of a beautiful French colleague catapults Alex Broadman from his cushy job with a Paris-based organization into a snake pit of espionage, passion, and death.
Hunting a killer from the suites of a grand chateau to the subterranean crypts of the City of Lights, Alex discovers that the only way to survive in a world without rules is to make -- and enforce -- his own.
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Nice mix of murder, intrigue, and action framed by a unique analysis of the social consciousness of highly burocratic countries like France.
I like Alex, I like the setup, and I especially like the details and observations Zafft drops casually but consistently throughout the book. Like a Raymond Chandler novel relocated to the seedy side of Paris. Highly recommended.
I was looking for a novel set in France since I am going there this summer. I normally don’t read mysteries, but a friend recommended this book. I am so glad she did!
The book is really well-written, with the kind of details that make you feel like you’re actually in France. The characters are interesting, varied, and feel true to life.
The book is set in the chateau headquarters of an international organization which turns out to be a cross between The Firm and The Office. The mystery part has a satisfying number of clues, including some red herrings, dispensed at regular intervals. But the book is more than a detective story, with sub-stories about life, love, friendship, and loss that make you really care about the characters and build the suspense for a great climax. The ending has a triple surprise. (No spoilers!)
I am definitely going to re-read this on the plane.