Death at the Clos du Lac, Paperback
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France, 1964. At the exclusive Clos du Lac sanitarium, a man is discovered standing in the therapy pool: someone has chained him to the bottom, and left him there to slowly die.

Inspector Lucas Rocco believes it to be an elaborate method of execution, but finds that the inhabitants of the Clos du Lac are unwilling to talk.

Meanwhile, ministry officials sent from Paris to 'assist' in the investigation attempt to impede Rocco's efforts to find answers.

It soon becomes clear that the Clos du Lac holds secrets the authorities feel are better left hidden. And with a high-level kidnapping mounted in an attempt to derail France's new trade agreements with China, Rocco faces threats from more than one quarter of them a rogue government assassin.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780749015770



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Another excellent Lucas Rocco story, set in early 60s Picardy. In this story the strange Clos du Lac sanitorium sees a murder but Lucas is warned off investigating by the mysterious ISD internal security department who is running the Clos for its own secret reasons. Of course that is a red rag to a bull for Lucas. Good plot, period detail and characters which are nicely maturing in this their fourth outing. More please!

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