Comissaire Adamsberg is an unusual policeman. Rather than paying heed to proofs and deducing with cold logic he follows his intuition, watching and taking note of tiny nuances and hints either in people or in things while he seemingly walks his world with his head in the clouds. And he is good at what he does. It drives his assistant Danglars crazy. Danglars likes his life neat and orderly, everything in balance, every item in its tray. His new boss just won't fit into any of it. Not a usual crime novel, not even a police novel. Fred Vargas created something that is unique. Either you like it - and then you're all in for it - or you don't. Whoever reads Vargas will form an opinion, though, there is no just passing over.