The Chocolate War
The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War

by Martin Walker

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Overview

Early on summer mornings, police chief Bruno enjoys wandering the stalls of the weekly market in the village of St. Denis as they are being loaded with wares—ducks, oysters, wooden toys, used books, exotic teas and now, even miniskirts and cellphone cases. St. Denis is changing.

But when Bruno’s old friend Léopold from Senegal and his young nephew Cali start selling African coffee and chocolate more cheaply than Bruno’s old friend Fauquet at his café across the square—Fauquet starts to lose his clientele and a competition erupts between the vendors. As a local taxpayer, Fauquet seeks protection against unfair competition while Leopold and Cali seek the right to do business fairly and protection from the anti-immigrant café-owners in nearby towns. As the rivalry escalates, it’s up to Bruno to find a way for the neighbors of St. Denis to make peace.

A Vintage Shorts original. An ebook short.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525564539
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Series: A Vintage Short
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 18
Sales rank: 31,060
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor in chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International. His previous novels in the Bruno series include Bruno, Chief of PoliceThe Dark VineyardBlack DiamondThe Crowded Grave;The Devil’s CaveThe Resistance ManThe Children ReturnThe Patriarch; and Fatal Pursuit, all international best sellers. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne. www.brunochiefofpolice.com

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