In this mystery set in 1960s France, a rural police inspector contends with a bounty on his head while probing the murder of a Paris hoodlum.
When a minor Paris criminal is found stabbed in the neck on a country lane in Picardie it looks like another case for Inspector Lucas Rocco. But instead, he is called off to watch over a Gabonese government minister, hiding out in France following a vicious coup.
As if that wasn’t enough to keep him occupied, Rocco discovers that there is a contract on his head taken out by an Algerian gang leader with a personal grudge against him.
With time running out, to catch a murderer and to save his own life, Rocco will be tested like never before.Perfect for fans of Peter May, Donna Leon, and Georges Simenon.
Adrian Magson is an experienced author of crime and spy novels, including the Harry Tate series and the Inspector Lucas Rocco crime thrillers. He also has countless short stories and articles in national and international magazines to his name plus a non-fiction work: Write On! – the Writer’s Help Book. Adrian lives in the Forest of Dean, and rumours that he is building a nuclear bunker are unfounded. It is in fact, a bird table.