Here is Peter Mayle at his effervescent best‚ÄĒhis master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera‚Äôs jet set.
Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when he spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property. The yacht belongs to rapacious Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who, for his own purposes, will stop at nothing to obtain Reboul‚Äôs villa. When Reboul refuses to sell, Vronsky‚Äôs methods quickly turn unsavory. Now it‚Äôs up to Sam‚ÄĒhe‚Äôs saved Reboul‚Äôs neck before‚ÄĒto negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries and hit men, not to mention the Corsican mafia, to prevent his friend from becoming a victim of Vronsky‚Äôs ‚ÄúRussian diplomacy.‚ÄĚ
The dire situation doesn‚Äôt stop Sam and Elena from attending glamorous f√™tes where the wines and starlets alike sparkle, and enjoying sumptuous meals‚ÄĒfrom multicourse revelations to understated delights like the first asparagus of the season, on which one must make a wish. But as Sam‚Äôs sleuthing draws him closer to the truth of Vronsky‚Äôs schemes, he realizes Reboul might not be the only one unable to enjoy the good life for long.
Brimming with entertaining twists, sparkling scenery, and mouthwatering gustatory interludes as only Peter Mayle can write them, The Corsican Caper is a one-way ticket to pleasure, Proven√ßal style.
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