Bruno and I met for the first time more than 30 years ago, but only rarely since then, Bruno being more a correspondence than an over-the-board player.
Being myself an adept of maverick openings I welcomed this book on 1.Nc3 from my friend, the FM Bruno Dieu, with open arms.
This book, thought as a repertoire for White, is sincere, it doesn't invent a white advantage in lines where this one doesn't exist. lt suggests, on the other hand, some "trails", playable positions where the better-armed player is the more likely to be successful.
Bruno employed himself 1.Nc3 as White in high-level correspondence battles, and he notably relies on those to offer analysis on a large range of black replies to 1.Nc3, trying as much as possible to develop an offensive style of play.
I wish you a good reading and numerous victories on less explored tracks!
Christian Bauer, 2023