Black DiamondBook - 2010
The "black diamond" truffle, at five thousand euros a kilo, is a treasured local asset to France's Périgord region. When reports come in that the delicacy is being adulterated with a cheaper Chinese version, Saint-Denis police chief Bruno Courrèges is asked to investigate. And when a popular food stall run by a Vietnamese family is wrecked by a group of vicious attackers, Bruno wonders if this is the start of an Asian gang war. But when Hercule, Bruno's hunting partner and former top-level military man, is found brutally murdered and Bruno's one-time flame Isabelle returns to town, things start to look even more complicated.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, ©2010
Characteristics: 297 p. : map ; 24 cm.