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Maigret goes up against a group of American gangsters and finds he just might have met his match. The thirty-ninth book in the new Penguin Maigret series.
In Maigret's latest adventure, the Inspector learns that his hapless colleague Lognon is being menaced by some notorious American mobsters, and he makes it his mission to bring them to justice, despite threatening warnings that he is out of his depth. As the stakes get higher, Maigret must rely on intel from his FBI friend in Washington, D.C., as well as his own ingenuity, to smoke the Americans out before they can complete the job and silence his star witness--permanently.
"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." --The Guardian
"I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov." --William Faulkner
"The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature." --Andre Gide
"Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century." --John Banville.