In shade of a mast bobbing o'er the wave
She waits and waits, a patient slave
The house of stone will be her grave.
Who does what, who catches who?
Who's the cat, who the mouse, who?
It’s the middle of a long hot summer on the French Mediterranean shore and the town is teeming with tourists. Sebag and Molino, two tired cops who are being slowly devoured by dull routine and family worries, deal with the day’s misdemeanors and petty complaints at the Perpignan police headquarters. But then a young Dutch woman is found murdered on a beach at Argelès, and another one disappears without a trace in the alleys of the city. Is it a serial killer obsessed with Dutch women? Maybe. The media senses fresh meat and moves in for the feeding frenzy.
Out of the blue, Inspector Gilles Sebag finds himself thrust into the middle of a diabolical game. In order to focus on the matter at hand, he will have to put aside his cares, forget his suspicions about his wife’s unfaithfulness, ignore his heart murmur, and get over his existential angst. But there is more to the case than anyone suspects.
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Steven Rendall has translated more than sixty books from French and German, including The Art and Critique of Forgetting, which won the Modern Language Association of America, Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Translation. He was formerly a professor of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon and editor of the magazine Comparative Literature.