Every scrap of evidence pointed to murder, a particularly brutal murder, with even the assailant's identity obvious. Despite his reputation for unflinching adherence to the law and his contempt of corruption, the Public Prosecutor, Jean Berthier, is loth to make an arrest. What is his appalling secret? Why could it cost him his entire reputation and make his despised by the girl he is about to marry.
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