√This is Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg bow novel. It's excellent. Vargas hits all the right buttons and I didn't see the resolution of the plot coming. Vargas has been a favorite for many years on the best seller lists in French speaking worlds. I didn't get on that bandwagon years ago and I am just now getting into her writing. Nice to see that the writing has held and that her style hasn't gotten old. This book was written in 1991 and it doesn't show one bit.