Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Children Return

Gratitude. Fans of the Bruno, Chief of Police, series by Martin Walker will be delighted by the seventh installment titled, The Children Return. Struggles of the past and present come home to Saint Denis in the Dordogne. An autistic boy named Sami has returned home to Saint Denis after being forced by Islamic extremists to become a terrorist bomb maker in Afghanistan. Jihadists arrive in Saint Denis to kill Sami who had escaped from them. Bruno needs to protect Sami and his family as well as the town. The kindness of farmers in Saint Denis during World War II wins the gratitude of a Jewish woman who was welcomed there as a child. Bruno and the town present her with a plan of how they would benefit from her philanthropy. As with the earlier novels in the series, Walker does a great job with character development, plot momentum, and bringing the location to a reader’s vivid awareness. The food can almost be tasted. Readers who like crime fiction as well as fans of the series are those most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Children Return from

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