""...has descriptions of food and wine to make you want to take the first ferry over to France..." "
Benoit Courreges, otherwise known as Bruno, is Chef de Police in the small town of St Denis in the Dordogne area of. An old member of the Resistance in Nazi occupied France has finally died and left some intriguing old bank notes that relate back to a daring train robbery in 1944. Thefts of valuable items from holiday homes are also causing concern. When the body of an Englishman is discovered Bruno's concern is increased.
It becomes evident that there is much more involved than a simple murder, particularly as one of the victims of the burglaries is a retired British officer in intelligence. French intelligence officials become involved and Bruno meets up again with an old love. The history of the resistance comes to influence the present.