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Gamache

Gamache’s character is interesting and central to the novel not only because he is the hero of the story but also because he is such a well developed example of a seasoned police officer. At one point, he is described as having the personality of a sniper. It is a characteristic that Therese Brunel noticed about him when she first met him as her teacher. She describes him as being willing to wait, watch, and take aim. While he rarely made shots, he also rarely missed. Sometimes Gamache took so much time in his investigations that those involved interpreted his actions as inactivity. The description of Gamache in the novel goes on to describe Gamache as the one who would arrest the guilty party while other investigators, in their hurry, ran right by him.

Gamache additionally has a knack for throwing people off track with...

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