A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel
It's summer in the Dordogne. The heirs of a Perigordian sheep farmer learn that they have been disinherited, and their father's estate sold to an insurance company in return for a policy that will place him in a five-star retirement home. But the farmer never gets his life of luxury - he dies before moving in. Was it a natural death? Was there foul play? Bruno begins the investigation that leads him to several shadowy insurance companies owned by a Russian oligarch with a Cypriot passport, and eventually bringing the action to the chateau of an aging rock star. But, as ever, Bruno makes time for lunch amid it all.