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Summary

Paris, June 1940. 

The Nazi occupation of Paris begins. Detective Eddie Giral - a survivor of the last World War - watches helplessly on as his world changes forever. But there is something he still has control over. 

Finding whoever is responsible for four murdered refugees: the unwanted dead, forgotten amid the headlines. 

To do so, he must tread carefully between the Occupation and the Resistance, all the while becoming whoever he must be to survive in this new and terrible order descending on his home.

©2020 Chris Lloyd (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Pacy WWII novel set in Paris during occupation - v enjoyable

I thoroughly enjoyed this story -couldn’t put it down. Okay I think the nazis would have shot our intrepid and personally flawed police detective quite early on in his numerous escapades but he managed to get through to resolve this multilayered and intriguing plot. I hope this author tries his hand at some more WWII novels - his writing is excellent

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Competent storytelling

This was enjoyable, unflashy stuff with a morose flic, untrustworthy friends and enemies and a good feel of Paris.

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Marvellous narration

Tim Bentinck achieves so many accents and tones that the characters are in the room with one. I’ve seldom listened to any finer performance. A complex layered story achieves coherence as a consequence.