By Didier Daeninckx
In January 1920, within the aftermath of “the warfare to finish all wars,” deepest detective René Griffon is employed to enquire the marital infidelities of the spouse of a struggle hero.
But what he uncovers is greater than shabby habit, and greater than a intercourse scandal—what he uncovers is a scandal with devastating nationwide implications. And as Griffon’s research plunges him into the murky global of blackmail, homicide, anarchists, profiteering, and the repercussions of the war’s darkish secrets and techniques, he discovers that the folk who helped France win the warfare are being made to pay for the peace.
Both homage to its American predecessors and critique of the Americanization of French—and global—culture, A Very ecocnomic War is a stressful and evocative booklet that might linger lengthy after its startling conclusion.
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A Very Profitable War (Melville International Crime) by Didier Daeninckx