In St Denis, Bruno, chef de police, can't get a moment's rest. Some rare banknotes have come to light that may have links to the legendary Neuvic trainrobbery in 1944. The investigation is fraught with issues.Bruno is also dealing with a wave of local burglaries, which have brought his oldflame, Isabelle - and their complicated history - back to the town.Worse is to come. Tasked with piecing together these past crimes, Bruno nowfinds he has the more pressing matter of a body on his hands. He must now tracethe links between past and present to restore peace in St Denis.
Martin Walker is a prize-winning journalist and the author of several acclaimed works of non-fiction, including The Cold War: A History. He lives in Washington DC and spends his summers in his house in the Dordogne.