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The First Man

(2015)
(The fourth book in the Commandant Michel de Palma Investigation series)
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Commandant Michel de Palma, known by his colleagues as 'the Baron', has chosen early retirement and plans to travel the world. But he is dragged back into the force when a case that has haunted him for a decade erupts once more.

Resurfacing from Le Guen's Cave, a prehistoric grotto thirty-eight metres below sea level outside Marseilles, France, an experienced diver mysteriously gets into difficulties. Meanwhile, Thomas Autran, a serial killer with a peculiar interest in the supernatural, suffering from a dangerous form of schizophrenia, is once again on the run.

Ancient cave paintings, savage murders committed according to a precise ritual: a return to the first ages of humanity, the era of the great Palaeolithic hunters. And despite the gory trail left at each crime scene, de Palma must first understand the child, the secrets of a family, a story of exploitation - and revenge - before he can track down the First Man.

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Xavier-Marie Bonnot's The First Man

Hardback Editions

July 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: The First Man: A Commandant Michel de Palma Investigation (Commandant Michel De Palma 4)
Author(s): Xavier-Marie Bonnot
ISBN: 0-85705-392-2 / 978-0-85705-392-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Man: A Commandant Michel de Palma Investigation (Commandant Michel De Palma 4)
Author(s): Xavier-Marie Bonnot
ISBN: 0-85705-393-0 / 978-0-85705-393-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Man: A Commandant Michel de Palma Investigation
Author(s): Xavier-Marie Bonnot
ISBN: 0-85705-394-9 / 978-0-85705-394-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The First Man: A Commandant Michel de Palma Investigation (Commandant Michel De Palma 4)
Author(s): Xavier-Marie Bonnot
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK