Bruno's back In his newest adventure, the chief of police finds himself tangled in a mystery that brings together a Russian oligarch and a rock star--and, of course, Bergerac red and white. It's summer in the Dordogne. The heirs of a P rigordian sheep farmer learn that they have been disinherited, and their father's estate sold to an insurance company in return for a policy that will place him in a five-star retirement home for the rest of his life. But the farmer never gets his life of luxury--he dies before moving in. Was it a natural death? Was there foul play? Chief of Police Bruno Courr ges begins an investigation that will lead him to several shadowy insurance companies owned by a Russian oligarch with a Cypriot passport. The companies are based in Cyprus, Malta, and Luxembourg, but Bruno finds a weak spot in France: the Russian's France-based notaire and insurance agent. As Bruno is pursuing this lead, the oligarch's daughter turns up in the P rigord, and complications ensue, eventually bringing the action to the ch teau of an aging rock star. It will take all of Bruno's resolve and quick thinking to untangle the truth in one of his toughest cases yet. But, as ever--there's always time for lunch.
About the Author
MARTIN WALKER is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C. His previous novels in the Bruno series are Black Diamond; The Body in the Castle Well; Bruno, Chief of Police; The Children Return; The Crowded Grave; Dark Vineyard; The Devil's Cave; Fatal Pursuit; The Patriarch; The Resistance Man; A Taste for Vengeance; and The Templars' Last Secret, all international best sellers. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne.