The Corsican Caper

The Corsican Caper

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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Here is Peter Mayle at his effervescent best—his 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’s 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’s villa. When Reboul refuses to sell, Vronsky’s methods quickly turn unsavory. Now it’s up to Sam—he’s saved Reboul’s neck before—to 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’s “Russian diplomacy.” The dire situation doesn’t stop Sam and Elena from attending glamorous fêtes where the wines and starlets alike sparkle, and enjoying sumptuous meals—from multicourse revelations to understated delights like the first asparagus of the season, on which one must make a wish. But as Sam’s sleuthing draws him closer to the truth of Vronsky’s 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, Provençal style. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014
ISBN: 9780307962874
Branch Call Number: 3M CLOUD LIBRARY
Characteristics: 176 p
Additional Contributors: CLOUDLIBRARY

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AL_ANNAL Mar 23, 2017

A comfort read if you can be satisfied with descriptions of delicious meals, luxurious seaside accommodations, and sexy clothing. Unfortunately there is not much else here.


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AL_ANNAL Mar 23, 2017

A comfort read if you can be satisfied with descriptions of delicious meals, luxurious seaside accommodations, and sexy clothing. Unfortunately there is not much else here.

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janwishart
Jun 26, 2016

not sure I really like this series. Very very slow.

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2314joni
Jun 22, 2014

Peter Mayle is a clever writer, but this book really falls short of his capabilities. His style of writing can bring a smile to your face, but there is such a weak plot to this book that it is boring.

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