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While the Music Lasts

…a hero caught in the space between Eros and Mother-hen

This seventh book was inspired by the plight of musician Bertrand Cantat after his release from prison for the murder of his film star lover. In While the Music Lasts, Aliette finds herself trying to protect disgraced rock star Luc Malarmé from a town that will not forgive. As a woman, she keenly feels this man’s erotic magnetism. By the same token, the chief inspector also feels a maternal attachment to her two junior inspectors, Bénédicte Barnay and Isabelle Escande – who have their own feelings about Luc. The power of music makes life difficult for the police.

277 pages  / Purchase online