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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (135 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter May Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Enzo Files Release Date:
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What happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher at the École Nationale d’Administration, who trained some of France’s best and brightest as future prime ministers and presidents, vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. This ten-year-old mystery inspires a betone that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse, France, instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland, can ill afford to lose. The wager is that Enzo can find out what happened to Jacques Gaillard by applying new science to a cold case.

Enzo goes to Paris to meet journalist Roger Raffin, the author of a book on seven celebrated unsolved murders, the assumption being that Gaillard is dead. He needs Raffin’s notes, and armed with these, he begins his quest. It quickly has him touring landmarks such as the Paris catacombs and a château in Champagne, digging up relics and bones. Then Enzo finds the actual head of Jacques Gaillard. The artifacts buried with the skull set him to interpreting the clues they provide and following in someone’s footsteps—maybe more than one someone—seeking the rest of Gaillard’s remains and reviewing some ancient and recent history. As with any quest, it’s as much discovery as detection, and Enzo, despite all his missteps, proves to be an ace investigator, scientific and intuitive, who definitely meets his goals.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Action-packed…and rather thrilling denouement in the catacombs of Paris.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “An intriguing mystery with an engaging hero.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “Brisk and thrilling…The layers of complexity bode well for future installments.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Clever and interesting people on a chase around Europe, following a series of mysterious clues through ancient and modern history.”

    San Jose Mercury-News

  • “In the first breezy installment of a projected new series from Scottish author May, Enzo Macleod, a Scottish forensic biologist who lives in France, bets that he can solve an old case with new science…Enzo traverses France and Germany to follow a series of clues that lead to scattered body parts and Gaillard’s dangerous killers. Despite some unlikely coincidences, this travelogue-cum-murder mystery makes for a fun puzzle.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “May, known for his award-winning thriller series set in China, has written a thoroughly engaging puzzle mystery that may appeal to patrons who enjoy group crime solving à la Christopher Fowler’s Peculiar Crimes Unit or Caleb Carr’s The Alienist.”

    Library Journal

  • “May provides abundant local color and writes with measured authority. The results are as engaging as they are cerebral.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A suspenseful, engrossing read.”

    Crimespree Magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/6/2014

    " First read by this author...good mystery and suspense, thought it would be slow at times but kept action and me thinking what would happen next. Plan to read the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joy | 1/27/2014

    " Scavenger hunt type discoveries were very clever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anne | 1/14/2014

    " Totally enjoyed it! Can't wait to read more of the Enzo Files. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deveney Stormes | 12/8/2013

    " Enzo Mcleod, a Scottish forensic biologist turned French biology professor, takes a bet to solve a 10 year old missing person case. The cash turns into a scavenger hunt through France. Was surprised in the end. It was impossible to stop reading. Looking forward to the next of the "Enzo Files". "

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