The Resistance Man / Martin Walker.
Author: Walker, Martin, 1947 January 23-
Edition: First United States Edition.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
ISBN: 9780385349543 (hbk.)
Description: 321 pages : map ; 22 cm
Series: A Bruno, Chief of Police novel
Subject: Police France Fiction.
Mystery fiction. gsafd
Summary: "A veteran of the Resistance dies, and among his possessions are documents that connect him to a notorious train robbery. A former British spymaster's estate is burglarized, the latest in a spree of expert thefts. An academic's home is broken into just as she is finishing a revelatory book on Frances nuclear weapons program. An antiques dealer is found brutally murdered, and his former lover, the number one suspect, is on the run. It's just another summer in St. Denis for Bruno, who must balance the constant barrage of demands on his time and expertise-including the complex affections of two powerful women, town politics (the mayor is having romantic problems of his own), his irrepressible puppy, Balzac, and nights entertaining friends and visitors with ever-sumptuous repasts-with a new focus on the mounting crime wave, whose seemingly unrelated events Bruno begins to suspect are linked."--Dust jacket.