When the priest dies under suspicious circumstances, the townspeople suspect the local Don -- a Monte Carlo mob boss who has a villa in town. But when the Church sends a mysterious Envoy instead of a new priest, they suspect he's a Vatican hit-man.
At the center of French Tango is Luc, a troubled 17-year-old who becomes swept up in Saint-Jardé's chaos, and caught in multiple crosshairs. His goal was simply to make money -- now it's simply to survive.
A miracle here. A body there. C'est la vie.
French Tango is an unconventional mystery novel combining humor, action, and tangled webs of suspicion. The plot is character driven with an emphasis on forward movement.
French Tango contains moderate language. U.S. English.
About the author
Bruce Rousseau was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and raised in California where he received a B.A. in Drama from CSUS. He now resides in Texas with his fiancée and the usual literary helper cats.
As a past member of Austin Script Works, his 10-minute play Dark Ink was selected as one of 8 plays produced in their Out of Ink Festival. Plays must be written in 48 hours and incorporate 3 very unusual ingredients.
Visit his website at brucerousseau.com for book club topics and other books.