Monday, March 25, 2013
The Paris Directive
Wits. Fans of detective fiction who revel in the matching of wits between criminal and cop are those most likely to enjoy reading The Paris Directive by Gerald Jay. Protagonist Paul Mazarelle is a detective who moved from Paris to a village in the Dorgogne, Taziac, to be closer to the home of his ill wife’s family. He wife died, and Mazarelle seems stuck in the village, unsure of what’s next for him. When a worthy criminal advisory, Klaus Reiner, commits murder in town, Mazarelle engages in a fast-paced game of wits to solve the case. I was thoroughly entertained by this novel, and found character development and plot to be well done by the author who writes using a pseudonym. Jay promises a sequel featuring Mazarelle, and I look forward to reading it. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Paris Directive from amazon.com.