I won't say his name, in the unlikely event that somebody here hasn't finished reading Paris yet. But everybody else will be aware that somebody is back.
This is something that I've been planning for a while. I killed him off when I was still finding my way through the trenches of novel writing, bombs bursting overhead, no idea where I was meant to be.
There have been other characters, killed in other books, whose loss might've seemed just as cruel and arbitrary, but I would disagree. With those deaths, I knew what I was doing, As much as it hurt, and as much as I missed the characters in later chapters and volumes.
The apparent return of everybody's favourite palooka at the end of Paris, however, raises the question of what he's been up to for the last 10 or 12 years.
I know. Of course I know.
But I am curious to hear everybody else's guesswork.