Blowback : Enzo Macleod 5, Paperback

Blowback : Enzo Macleod 5 Paperback

Part of the The Enzo Files series

2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)

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THE FIFTH ENZO THRILLER, FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF COFFIN ROAD, ENTRY ISLAND AND THE LEWIS TRILOGY.

PUY-DE-DOME, FRANCE. A Silenced Man. Footprints in the snow lead to the murder scene of Marc Fraysse, France's most celebrated chef - brutally shot before he could make the revelation of his career.

A Determined Man. Seven years on and the mystery still raw, Enzo Macleod, forensic investigator, forays into the heated world of haute cuisine to uncover bitter feuds and a burning secret.

A Hunted Man. The Fraysse family history is as twisted as Enzo's own. And in his pursuit of truth, the depths of deceit threaten to consume Enzo - and that which he cherishes most.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781782062127

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Having generally enjoyed the four previous instalments of Peter May's series of novels featuring half-Italian, half-Scottish forensic scientist Enzo Macloed, I feel that I, and indeed Enzo too, may have embarked on a volume too far.Enzo Macleod has undertaken to unravel seven infamous and hitherto unsolved murders that had baffled the French police force. This latest story focuses on Enzo's investigation into the death a few years previously of Marc Fraysse, one of France's most celebrated chefs and holder of the cachet of three Michelin stars. Everyone who knew him declares that he was without an enemy in the world. He had, however, been shot not far from the site of his renowned restaurant high up in the Massif Central.Though this novel was a fair bit shorter than the previous books in the series, I felt that it dragged. Perhaps I simply lack the rarefied tastes properly to enjoy this book. As a teetotaller with a brutally simple palate, the seemingly endless descriptions of the meals served up in the restaurant merely bored me, and left me feeling that May had succumbed to cliché.Enzo is a very plausible character, but this was not an engaging adventure for him, and I imagine it may now be quite a while before I try out another book by Peter May.

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