Extraordinary People (Enzo Files Series #1)

Extraordinary People (Enzo Files Series #1)

by Peter May

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Extraordinary People (Enzo Files Series #1) by Peter May


IN THE FIRST BOOK OF PETER MAY'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ENZO FILES, FORENSICS EXPERT ENZO MACLEOD WAGERS THAT HE CAN SOLVE SIX PERPLEXING COLD CASES--AND UNEXPECTEDLY PLACES HIMSELF DIRECTLY IN HARM'S WAY.


"ACTION-PACKED." --ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY


"BRISK AND THRILLING." --THE BALTIMORE SUN


"THOROUGHLY ENGAGING." --LIBRARY JOURNAL



Half-Scottish, half-Italian Enzo MacLeod used to be one of the top forensics experts in Scotland, and now he lives in Toulouse, working as a university professor. Divorced in Scotland and widowed in France, he has an estranged Scottish daughter and a French daughter he has raised by himself.
As if his life isn't complicated enough, he soon finds himself unexpectedly on the hunt for solutions to some vexing cold cases thanks to an ill-advised wager about the power of forensic science.

Meanwhile, in Paris, a man desperately seeking sanctuary flees into a church. The next day, his sudden disappearance will make him famous throughout France.

Deep in the catacombs below the City of Light, MacLeod unearths disturbing clues deliberately left behind by a killer. But as the retired forensics expert draws closer to the truth, he discovers he may just wind up the next victim for his troubles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681443652
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Series: Enzo Files Series , #1
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 118,234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BBC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels.

He has won several literature awards in France; received several English-language awards, including the Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first volume in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 he won the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award for Entry Island. Peter now lives in southwest France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.

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Extraordinary People (Enzo Files Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read... On a bet, Enzo attempts to solve a cold case using modern forensics. The story takes place in France and has a nail-bitng ending in the maze of catacombs under the city. Gripping from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't finished yet , but good read so far .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And I'm hooked. Started one of the Huss books earlier today and, for whatever reason, found it less than interesting. May was next on my list to try and I'm so glad I did! Happy he's written lots!!
cts827 More than 1 year ago
Cold Case trying to be solved by an amateur who also happens to be a university instructor. This book is full of twist and turns and Enzo MacLeod tries to win a bet and solve this murder. I enjoyed this book. It is the first one that I have read by Peter May and I will probably read more of his books. This one was a B&N serial read that give a chapter each day until the book is complete. The characters and plot are well developed and I looked forward to receiving the next chapter each day. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1996 Paris, Ecole Nationale d¿Administration teacher and politician Jacques Gaillard vanishes without a trace. His disappearance has become a legendary cold case never resolved.-------------- University Professor Enzo Macleod left his wife Linda and daughter Kirsty behind in Scotland two decades ago to start a new family in Cahors. He has a second daughter Sophie, but remains estranged from Kirsty who accuses him of deserting her. He makes a bet with a friend that he can solve the mystery of Gaillard. He follows clues that seem to go nowhere and everywhere as he and his team travel to Germany and all over France finding body parts. Enzo¿s efforts bring him to the attention of cold blooded killers who want Gaillard to remain a legendary cold case.--------------- Though some implausible events occur, readers will appreciate this delightful western European mystery due in part to the solid cast especially Enzo and to the clues that tell much about the life of Gaillard just before he vanished. The story line is fast-paced as Enzo and his team follows the leads to Germany and much of France. The climax is a fabulous finale that will leave readers clamoring for more inquires by the Professor and his team.------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O.K.