(From the publisher):
Between 1943 and 2003 nine people have been stabbed to death with a most unusual weapon: a trident. In each case, arrests were made, suspects confessed their crimes and were sentenced to life in prison. One slightly worrying detail persists: the presumed murderers lost consciousness during the nights of the crimes and have no recollection of them.
Years before, Commissaire Adamsberg's own brother had been the principal suspect in a similar case and avoided prison thanks only to Adamsberg's help. Adamsberg is convinced all the murders are the work of one person, the terrifying Judge Fulgence.
History repeats itself when Adamsberg, who is temporarily based in Quebec for a training mission, is accused of savagely murdering a young woman. In order to prove his innocence, he must go on the run from the police and find Judge Fulgence.
Original title: Wash This Blood Clean from my Hand
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural