'Death on the Pont Noir' has been chosen for Amazon's Big Summer Kindle Reading promotion at the special price of £0.99 or $1.52, to run from July 26 to September 5. I'm not saying there's any hurry, but if you're about to launch into your summer vacation, you might like to load up your Kindle with this, the 3rd in the Inspector Lucas Rocco series, set in France in the 1960s.
1963 - Picardie, northern France. Following an inexplicable ramming and gun attack on a Citroen DS in the middle of open countryside, and a bar brawl involving a group of drunken Englishmen, Inspector Lucas Rocco finds himself drawn into what has all the hallmarks of yet another plot to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle - one of many made on the French leader's life. But why are Englishmen working for a well-known pair of London gangland twins involved? And who set fire to an ex-army truck with a body inside? Rocco finds himself once more pulled several ways while attempting to investigate events. Only this time, he's accused of taking bribes and even suspected of being part of the assassination plot himself. Suspended from duty, he has very little time to intervene and stop what could be a cataclysmic event for France... and for his own continued freedom.
And there's more! What timing!
'Death at the Clos du Lac' - the 4th in the series, will be out in hardback and ebook on the 26th August.
Picardie, France 1964. The exclusive Clos du Lac sanitarium. A man is
discovered standing in the therapy pool. But he's not there for his health;
someone has chained him to the bottom and left him to die very, very slowly.
Inspector Lucas Rocco believes it's an unusual and elaborate method of
execution. But nobody seems to have heard or seen anything, the staff are
resolutely unhelpful - or dead - and ministry officials sent from Paris to
'assist' merely attempt to impede Rocco's efforts to find answers.
It is soon clear the
Clos du Lac is no ordinary sanitarium, and holds secrets the authorities
feel are better left hidden. And a high-level kidnapping mounted in an attempt
to derail France's new trade agreements with China means Rocco now faces threats
from more than one quarter ...one of them a rogue government assassin.
Signed copies of the book will be available (as are copies of my other hardbacks) from David Headley's Goldsboro Books in London's West End. Please check here for stock prior to visiting.