The Examining Judge and the GIGN is above all a thriller that, in the course of describing and successfully attacking international terrorism and murder in France, Britain and the United States, shows how the pre-trial judge, so effective in France, but non existent in Britain and the US, would help in the effective investigation of crime in all three jurisdictions. Another novelty for a British and American readership is the Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale -the GIGN- the French Green Berets – the equal of special forces anywhere. See also how combining special sea air and ground forces of each country takes out a major centre of middle eastern terror. If I tell you anymore, you will have to take an oath under the Official Secrets Act! Read. Enjoy.