Saint-Malo author Hugo Buan reunites with his hero, Commissioner Workan

Saint-Malo author Hugo Buan reunites with his hero, Commissioner Workan
Saint-Malo author Hugo Buan reunites with his hero, Commissioner Workan

In his latest thrillers, Hugo Buan chose to delve into the Saint-Malo landscape of the early 19th century.e century, Commissioner Darcourt imposing himself in a larger-than-life historical context.

Returning to the present day, the author was inspired by the Dinard-Pleurtuit airport. The place is empty and practically lifeless. Only a few private and military planes land at the airfield,” says the novelist. The control tower remains active. I met one of the air traffic controllers who monitor planes transiting over the area flying below 2,500 feet,” assures Hugo Buan.

This place was a racecourse, he specifies. It became an airfield. Aviators like Brindejonc des Moulinais, Nungesser and Roland Garros trained here.

The 17the book

Before embarking on writing, Hugo Buan searches and searches to fuel his novels. In the latest published, Commissioner Lucien Workan is dismissed by his hierarchy for insubordination. Assigned to the air and border police, he takes up his duties at the deserted airport. The little work he has to do encourages him to become interested in the disappearance of the sister of an air traffic controller. She disappeared on the greenway. A place that I know well having visited it a lot by bike,” says the novelist. Additionally, a serial killer is lurking in the area. The two events will intersect, intertwine and complicate Workan’s task. His teammate, Leïla Mahir, and his usual lieutenants will allow him to solve this police enigma.

Always the same banter, the same sarcastic humor for the commissioner. With this new thriller, Hugo Buan returns to what made him successful on bookstore shelves. It’s my 17e book and it will continue he said, smiling.

Friday May 3, in the morning, he will be signing at the Porte-Plume; Saturday May 4, at Cultura; Saturday May 11, at the Leclerc cultural space, and Wednesday May 15, at the Shelf. He will be present at Étonnants voyageurs for three days, from May 18 to 20. Turbulences in Dinard, Palémon editions. Price: €11.

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