Hot Book of the Week – A Taste for Vengeance

Martin Walker will be at the Poisoned Pen on Monday, June 18 at 7 PM. His latest Bruno, Chief of Police mystery, A Taste for Vengeance is the current Hot Book of the Week. If you can’t make it on Monday evening, you can still order a signed copy of that book, or copies of Walker’s other books,  through the Web Store.

Taste for Vengeance

Here’s the summary of A Taste for Vengeance.

A missing woman, a shocking pregnancy, a dash of international intrigue, and a bottle or two of good Bergerac: it’s another case for Bruno, Chief of Police.

When a British tourist fails to turn up for a luxurious cooking vacation in Bruno’s usually idyllic Dordogne village of St. Denis, the worried hostess is quick to call on Bruno for help. Monica Felder is nowhere to be found, and her husband, a retired British major, is unreachable. And not long after Bruno discovers that Monica was traveling with a mysterious Irishman (her lover?), the two turn up dead. The Irishman’s background in intelligence and his connection to Monica’s husband only raise more questions for Bruno. Was she running away? How much does her husband really know? What’s the real story behind a scandal buried in the threesome’s military past? Meanwhile, the star of the girls’ rugby team, a favorite of Bruno’s, is pregnant, putting at risk her chances of being named to the French national squad. Bruno’s search for the truth in both cases leads him to places he hadn’t intended to go–but, as ever, he and his friends take time to savor the natural delights of the Dordogne. Santé!