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A Taste for Vengeance: Book summary and reviews of A Taste for Vengeance by Martin Walker

A Taste for Vengeance

A Bruno, Chief of Police novel

by Martin Walker

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A Taste for Vengeance by Martin Walker
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  • Published Jun 2018
    352 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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A missing woman, a shocking pregnancy, a dash of international intrigue, and a bottle or two of good Bergerac: it's another case for Bruno, Chief of Police.

When a British tourist fails to turn up for a luxurious cooking vacation in Bruno's usually idyllic Dordogne village of St. Denis, the worried hostess is quick to call on Bruno for help. Monica Felder is nowhere to be found, and her husband, a retired British major, is unreachable. And not long after Bruno discovers that Monica was traveling with a mysterious Irishman (her lover?), the two turn up dead. The Irishman's background in intelligence and his connection to Monica's husband only raise more questions for Bruno. Was she running away? How much does her husband really know? What's the real story behind a scandal buried in the threesome's military past?

Meanwhile, the star of the girls' rugby team, a favorite of Bruno's, is pregnant, putting at risk her chances of being named to the French national squad. Bruno's search for the truth in both cases leads him to places he hadn't intended to go - but, as ever, he and his friends take time to savor the natural delights of the Dordogne. Santé!

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"Starred Review. To-die-for atmospheric mysteries ... Fans of the late Robert B. Parker's Spenser series (where love of cooking infused each mystery) will find a new home with the Gourmand Bruno." - Booklist

"Entertaining." —Publishers Weekly

"Reoccurring series characters add depth to the story and draw readers into the small, countryside community of St. Denis. Vivid descriptions of the Périgord region and French cooking are an added treat for Francophiles." - Library Journal

"Walker's latest is replete with incident, but like the frequent dinners his hero prepares for friends, paying guests, and the occasional visiting FBI agent, its abundance seems just one more testimony to the richness of the region." - Kirkus

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Martin Walker Author Biography

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Martin Walker is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor in chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International. His previous novels in the Bruno series are Bruno, Chief of Police; The Dark Vineyard; Black Diamond; The Crowded Grave; The Devil's Cave; The Resistance Man; The Children Return; The Patriarch; Fatal Pursuit; and The Templars' Last Secret, all international best sellers. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne.

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