BERGERAC by Michael Hardwick


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Bergerac is Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac, a copper on the tax-haven Channel Island of Jersey--and this short book, ""based on"" a BBC-TV series, follows Jim through a handful of investigations. In episode #1, Jim returns to Jersey after recuperating from an alcohol-induced injury (and an ugly divorce) and finds that he's been fired--but once he uncovers an illegal-arms racket (which has caused a couple of violent deaths), he's re-instated. Subsequent cases: the suspicious heart-attack death of a charity bigwig (a secret love-triangle is involved); the rocky-cliff murder of a writer who was digging too deep into old war secrets; and the pursuit of a wily drug courier. Run-of-the-mill sleuthing--but the Jersey backgrounds and Jim's surly/ tender personality (he loves his daughter, his car, and a French lass) add enough color to make this decent police-procedural entertainment.

Pub Date: Aug. 30th, 1982
Publisher: St. Martin's