After an investigation into political corruption in Paris, Capitaine Roger Blanc has stepped on a few too many toes, and is transferred from Paris to the South of France far away from political power. Or is it? Blanc, now the new boy, is assigned to the new case of a burned man at the dump in what looks like a routine drug deal gone wrong. But appearances are deceiving.
This is a very atmospheric mystery where you can almost feel the heat of the mistral and smell the thyme growing alongside the road, I thought this was an interesting and fast-moving mystery. I will look forward to the next book in the series...and will also look into his earlier books which are mysteries set in post-World War II Germany.