Coverart for item
The Resource The Patriarch, Martin Walker

The Patriarch, Martin Walker

Label
The Patriarch
Title
The Patriarch
Statement of responsibility
Martin Walker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Bruno is invited to the lavish birthday celebration of World War II flying ace and national icon Marco "the Patriarch" Desaix, it's the fulfillment of a boyhood dream. But when the party ends in the death of Gilbert, Marco's longtime friend, it's another day on the job for the chef de police. All signs point to a tragic accident, but Bruno isn't so sure. There is more to the Desaix family's lives and loyalties than meets the eye. There is Victor, the Patriarch's son, Gilbert's old comrade-in-arms and sometime rival; Victor's seductive wife, Madeleine, whose roving eye intrigues Bruno even more than her fierce political ambitions; Yevgeny, another son, an artist whose paintings seem to hold keys to the past; and the Patriarch himself, whose postwar Soviet ties may have intersected all too closely with Gilbert's career in Cold War intelligence. Bruno is diverted by a dangerous conflict between a local animal rights activist and outraged hunters--as well as meals to cook, wine to share, and an ever more complicated romantic situation. But as his entanglement with the Desaix family grows and his suspicions heighten, Bruno's inquiries into Gilbert's life become a deadly threat to his own
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947 January 23-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Martin
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Bruno, Chief of Police novel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Courrèges, Bruno (Fictitious character)
  • Police chiefs
  • Police
  • Murder
  • Veterans
  • France
Label
The Patriarch, Martin Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st United States ed.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9780385354172
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015001516
System control number
  • 174397
  • 795419
Label
The Patriarch, Martin Walker
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st United States ed.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9780385354172
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015001516
System control number
  • 174397
  • 795419

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
    • Dr. Huq Family Library BranchBorrow it
      425 Carlton St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2M4W8, CA
      43.180871 -79.225607
Processing Feedback ...