Martin Walker – Fatal Pursuit

It’s time to race. The Perigord region is the place for a motor race and Bruno has to be part of it. But the adrenaline does not only come from speeding through the region, the drivers’ love for quest for old cars also bring troubles to Bruno’s idyllic region. A disappeared Bugatti and its search leaves more than one person dead behind, a family feud is on the verge of running out of control and also some teenagers seem to have lost their senses. Much to do for Bruno who – in the middle of all this chaos – might have found a new love.
There is not much surprise in this 9th novel of the Bruno series in terms of characters and setting. We are again in the French countryside where life paces at a lower speed, everybody knows everybody and where polices cases can also be treated in less formal way. Bruno’s love life this time seems to promise a happy end, so his story is also pursued besides the actual cases. These are again well drawn and solved convincingly, the offer some suspense and can surprise the reader.
All in all, a typical regional crime story, where the regional charm plays a more important role than suspense and thrill.

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