The Deavereau series has just started. While many spell Deavereux, our detective didn't want to be thought of as a copy-cat of so many French novel ideas. He is a genuine gentleman, yet can handle himself quite well when the situation demands. He and Lori, his partner, prefer to use brains over brawn and if you prefer a book based on intelligence rather than guns and bullets, you will like this book. Give it a try.