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Extraordinary People: A stunning cold-case mystery from the bestselling author of The Lewis Trilogy (The Enzo Files Book 1)

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This one is set in France and follows the investigation of a cold case by Enzo McLeod a forensic scientist who is teaching biology at a French university.

He flees along the north ambulatory; past the chapel of St Paul, the chapel of St Joseph and the Souls in Purgatory. Journalist Roger Raffin is convinced that he’s been murdered, but there’s never been any evidence of that, despite several investigations. The mystery inspires a bet, one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland can ill afford to lose.

At the end of the church, ninety silvered organ pipes rise in shining columns to the figure of Christ Resuscitated, flanked by two angels. And as he rises and turns, the last thing he sees at the far end of the nave, before red turns to black, is a sign commanding him to SILENCE. Fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposed her remains - bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. Having wagered that old murder cases could be solved using modern science, forensics expert Enzo Macleod must tackle the ‘cold’ case of Jacques Gaillard – but finds himself in danger when the investigation leads deep into the catacombs below Paris. By pure coincidence Enzo’s Scottish daughter is now living in Paris but she has made it perfectly clear that she wants nothing to do with her father or her half sister.

EXCERPT: Moonlight glances off the shiny surface of the cobbles worn smooth by the feet of holy men. He started out his writing career in journalism and won his first award, the Fraser Award, in 1973 when he was only 21 years old. She is the most recent lover of his fellow investigator Raffin, which provides added tension to an already frayed relationship. When he discovers the head of Gaillard buried with objects that provide clues for finding the rest of him, Macleod is led on a merry chase all over Paris, including the catacombs.He turns beneath the nine metre span of the only remaining screen in all of Paris, a delicate tracery of stone carving and spiral staircase curling around slender columns soaring into blackness, and he stops beneath Christ on the cross, a calvary taken from the chapel of the Ècole Polytechnique to replace a predecessor destroyed during the Revolution.

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