The Resistance Man

The Resistance Man

A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel

eBook - 2014
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Bruno Courreges'provincial French police chief extraordinaire'is back in another delectable tale of mystery and suspense that unfolds in the gastronomically ravishing Dordogne. 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 France's 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. His search for clues to crimes old and new leads to stunning revelations about both his country's history and his own, and puts several more lives'including Bruno's'in deadly danger. In a thrilling denouement that proves the past is never really past, Bruno fights to secure the future of his beloved community and those he cares about most. As charming and compelling as its hero, The Resistance Man offers fresh joys for loyal readers and newcomers alike. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2014
ISBN: 9781443428255
1443428256
9780385349550
0385349556
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Cheryl65
Nov 28, 2016

OK. But not the best in this series.

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maipenrai
Nov 05, 2016

(The sixth book in the Bruno, Chief of Police Investigation series

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Tenzin
Sep 16, 2016

Wondering if anyone else out there is getting annoyed at Bruno's menus and wine pairings which always seem to interrupt the flow of the story. The soap opera with Pamela and Izabelle is also becoming a little much.

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miaone
Mar 15, 2016

Though I've enjoyed all the "Bruno" books by Walker, this is my favorite. The plot keeps getting more complex, yet Walker ties it together by his constantly surprising old and new characters. They seem so real to me, and he makes the Dordogne area of southwestern France breathe as much as one of the characters.

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stephaniedchase
May 03, 2014

Another excellent addition to the BRUNO, CHIEF of POLICE series. After the little detour of the last book, THE DEVIL'S CAVE, we're back on solid ground with the wonderful (and strange) citizens of St Denis; fabulous descriptions of food, community, and the area; lessons in French history; and the triumphs and heartbreaks of our main character. Fantastic for fans of Hamish Macbeth who might like a little less humor, or fans of Louise Penny.

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sandraperkins
Apr 12, 2014

This series is outstanding--great characters, great plots, and a wonderful setting! These books make you feel like you are right there in St. Denis. The descriptions of food and wine are also delightful! The Resistance Man is excellent, but this series is best read (and savored) in order. Enjoy!!

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