She was going to die. She could feel it, her life ebbing away as surely as fine sand through fingers.
The thought caused her more sadness than fear; less a sense of foreboding than a cause to wonder what lay ahead. France, 1963. It's a time of great change in France, not least for Inspector Lucas Rocco.
As part of a nationwide 'initiative' to broaden police operations, he finds himself moved from the Paris metropolis to a small village.
His new patch might be rural, but it's certainly not uneventful: on his first day, he finds a murdered woman wearing a Gestapo uniform lying in a British military cemetery.
When the body is removed by order of a magistrate from the police mortuary before Rocco can finish his investigation, he realises he's up against a formidable enemy.
An enemy who will go to any lengths - even murder - to stop his investigation.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 28/04/2011
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780749009915