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The Resistance Man

by Martin Walker

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I absolutely love this series and I love Bruno and his friends. This book is more of a manhunt than a mystery. Bruno is worlking with several local police agencies trying to find the man that violently mutilated and killed a gay man behind a bar. At the same time there has been a series of antiques burglaries in St. Denis and a former veteran of the Resistance passes away from natural causes. Among this old fellow's possessions are historical documents that hint at his involvement in an infamous train robbery during WWII that netted the Resistance a pile of money. The further Bruno digs, the more he realizes that all these events are connected. I enjoyed the book, but it fell a bit for me this time because there was really no mystery. As usual, I loved all the historical information about the French Resistance and French nuclear program, and I loved all the food and wine references. The beautiful Dordogne area is a foodie's mecca, The book does set up nicely at the end for the next one because Bruno finds out some devastating personal news that rocks his world just when the tension of the hunt is at it's highest. Can't wait for the next one. ( )
  Romonko | Jul 2, 2017 |
Less convoluted than other Bruno stories. ( )
  cygnet81 | Jan 17, 2016 |
Bruno, Chief of police, is summoned to the bedside of a Resistance soldier who has just died of pneumonia. In his hand is a banknote from an infamous train robbery which was pulled off by Resistance fighters during WWII, much of the proceeds of which are unaccounted for. Bruno is also trying to solve the robberies which are occurring in vacation homes owned by foreigners. In his unique way, he will get to the bottom of things. As always, the story is filled with atmosphere, good food, fine wine and very good secondary characters. A dollop of history, and we have a nearly perfect tale. ( )
1 vote MrsLee | Nov 16, 2015 |
naja, langsam wird der bruno wirklich fad. wie viel reiten und stopfleber verträgt der leser? die geschichte ist in diesem fall wirklich sehr stiefmütterlich behandelt und zieht sich, damit mehr rezepte dazwischen platz haben. ( )
  pepe68 | Jan 27, 2015 |
ResisTANCE -- this is France, after all. ( )
  picardyrose | Nov 23, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385349548, Hardcover)

Bruno Courrèges-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 defense program. An antiques dealer is found brutally murdered, and his former lover-the number one suspect-is on the run. In the village of St. Denis, Bruno interrupts his summertime culinary exploits to focus on the mounting crime wave and to wrestle with shocking news from his on-again off-again girlfriend-seemingly unrelated events that Bruno begins to suspect are somehow linked. His search for clues to crimes old and new leads to stunning revelations about both his country's past and his own, and puts several more lives-including Bruno's-in deadly danger.

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"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.… (more)

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