Olivia is through with men. Six years ago she moved to Paris to marry Denis, but now her marriage has failed, and she has vowed never to be dependent on a man again. She's going to get a divorce, find a job, and buy a house. What better way to use the money she inherited from her grandmother the gunrunner? Whatever happens, she's not going back to Canada. But then she meets Mathieu, cool and unreadable, possibly a crook, and his brother Patrick, tough and threatening, definitely a crook - and all her good resolutions fall apart.
The first time I saw the house was on a cold dismal evening towards the end of February. Claude had heard about it from an estate agent he knew, and sent me to take a look at it.
I stood in the street and stared. I couldn't believe my eyes. It was not a house at all. It looked like some kind of...