Synopses & Reviews
“Literate crime thrillers dont get much better than this.” —Publishers Weekly
(starred) on LAssassin
Peter Steiner's previous novel in this series, The Terrorist, was named one of the Top Ten Crime Novels of the Year by Booklist, and this new book is even better. During World War II, in the French village inhabited by Steiner's series detective Louis Morgon, some people collaborated while others resisted. Decades later, Louis Morgon finds evidence hidden under the floor of his house of a long-ago massacre of the town's resisters. He inadvertently unleashes a firestorm of danger, deception and murder.
Praise for The Resistance "A subtle and complex thriller/whodunit, written with wit, intelligence and luminous precision."--Kirkus Reviews
"Literate crime thrillers don't get much better than this." Publishers Weekly (starred) on L'Assassin
Peter Steiner has thoroughly impressed sophisticated thriller mavens everywhere with his critically acclaimed novels featuring ex-CIA operative Louis Morgon. Now, in what is indubitably Steiner's finest book to date, Louis attempts to solve a mystery with roots going back as far as World War II.
When Louis purchases a rundown house in Saint-Leon-sur-Deme, he quickly goes to work fixing it up. However, during the renovations, he discovers evidence of a long forgotten crime hidden beneath the floorboards. Unable to leave a good mystery unsolved, he enlists the help of his friend Renard, a French cop, and sets out to discover exactly what happened in this small French village during the Nazi occupation.
As Louis and Renard search for the answer to a decades-old question, they encounter an unforgettable cast of characters, including Simon, a Jew from Berlin who leads a French resistance cell, a Nazi colonel who is not at all what he seems, and Marie Piano, whose bravery is unmatched. Soon, Louis is pulled into the secrets and lies of the past as he begins to call into question the very nature of guilt and innocence in times of war.
Compelling, arresting, and complex, The Resistance is a thriller that will appeal to fans of John le Carre and Graham Greene.
About the Author
PETER STEINER is the author of three previous books in this series, Le Crime, L'Assassin, and The Terrorist. A former New Yorker cartoonist, Steiner lives in Connecticut.