Title: Futile Deceptions (Basil Ackroyd’s France Book 1)
Author: Douglas Wallis
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Basil Ackroyd, mayor of a comfortable little town in the French Midi, leads a pleasant life profiting from his position of influence among the malleable citizens many of whom are ex-pat Brits. There are those outside his domain who resent this privileged position he is able to hold by the chance of his mixed parentage. However he has learned his craft in the grubby underbelly of British local politics and is able to carry the battle to his Gallic adversaries. This morning unfolds into one of those days of destiny for our hero.