This is the second book in Australian author Marshall Browne's series about an Italian detective. The first, The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders, won the Ned Kelly award for Best First Crime Novel in 2000, and has been shortlisted for the LA Times Crime Novel of 2001.

In this new book, Anders is sent to Strasburg to help the French police fight terrorist attacks on executives involved in big corporate mergers across Europe. Anders finds himself torn between his own opposition to globalisation and his duty as an increasingly reluctant policeman.

Author

Marshall Browne

Marshall Browne, born in Melbourne, was a sixth generation Australian. His forebear, a Calcutta merchant of Irish-Persian parentage, arrived in Sydney in 1809, and bought a grazing property near Cabramatta.With other land granted by Governor Macquarie, he settled down to New South Wales life as both merchant and grazier. He was one of the founders of Australia's first bank - The Bank of New South Wales.

Marshall followed several others of the family line into banking. During 1974-81 he was based in Hong Kong. He began writing novels in his spare time, and three with Far East backgrounds were published in London - the best known of which is City of Masks: a thriller set in Hong Kong's back streets and banking boardrooms which was translated into German, and published in Munich. From 1982-1995 he lived variously in London, Melbourne and Bhutan, in a variety of banking roles. He also served as a commando in the Australian forces, and as a paratrooper in the British forces. 

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Series:

Series: Aoki

Series: Franz Schmidt

Series: Inspector Anders

Series: Melbourne Trilogy

Series: Robert Hale

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187598982X
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