The passage called the 1980s in France "a time when entrepreneurs and financiers became the new heroes of modern times."
The immediately succeeding sentence tells us that
“The Socialists, who came to power with Mitterand when he became President of the Republic in 1981 – having been sidelined over a period of decades – assumed and practiced their new religion with the zeal of neophytes."And that ought to demonstrate that a crime writer can be political without being partisan and remain amusing at the same time.
© Peter Rozovsky 2012