Oh, my comments were solely referring to the price of the books, not any said solution on how to acquire the books illegally. And, again, I don't blame the scripts team for anything. They're doing the best job they can with the resources at hand. It's just the situation which is less than ideal.
If there ever is a better cafe press coupon, btw, you should let us know in this thread. I'm sure there are a few others who are hankering to buy these books but are put off by the price tag.
As for Girard, he's the French inspector who has a knack for putting himself in the killer's mind without any actual telepathic ability. He helps Garibaldi take down Bester at the end, and there's a minute subplot involving an affair he's having.