9780307270177-0307270173-Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the French Countryside

Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the French Countryside

ISBN-13: 9780307270177
ISBN-10: 0307270173
Edition: First Edition
Author: Walker, Martin
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780307270177
ISBN-10: 0307270173
Edition: First Edition
Author: Walker, Martin
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Knopf
Format: Hardcover 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Walker, Martin wrote Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the French Countryside comprising 288 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0307270173 and 9780307270177. Since then Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the French Countryside textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The first installment in a wonderful new series that follows the exploits of Benoît Courrèges, a policeman in a small French village where the rituals of the café still rule. Bruno—as he is affectionately nicknamed—may be the town’s only municipal policeman, but in the hearts and minds of its denizens, he is chief of police.

Bruno is a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life—living in his restored shepherd’s cottage; patronizing the weekly market; sparring with, and basically ignoring, the European Union bureaucrats from Brussels. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. But then the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army changes everything and galvanizes Bruno’s attention: the man was found with a swastika carved into his chest.

Because of the case’s potential political ramifications, a young policewoman is sent from Paris to aid Bruno with his investigation. The two immediately suspect militants from the anti-immigrant National Front, but when a visiting scholar helps to untangle the dead man’s past, Bruno’s suspicions turn toward a more complex motive. His investigation draws him into one of the darkest chapters of French history—World War II, a time of terror and betrayal that set brother against brother. Bruno soon discovers that even his seemingly perfect corner of la belle France is not exempt from that period’s sinister legacy.

Bruno, Chief of Police
is deftly dark, mesmerizing, and totally engaging.

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