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Set in Hollywood, Paris, Bordeaux, and Marseille, Peter Mayles newest and most delightful novel is filled with culinary delights, sumptuous wines, and colorful characters. Its also a lot of fun.

The story begins high above Los Angeles, at the extravagant home and equally impressive wine cellar of entertainment lawyer Danny Roth. Unfortunately, after inviting the Los Angeles Times to write an extensive profile extolling the liquid treasures of his collection, Roth finds himself the victim of a world-class wine heist.

Enter Sam Levitt, former corporate lawyer, cultivated crime expert, and wine connoisseur. Called in by Roths insurance company, which is now saddled with a multimillion-dollar claim, Sam follows his leads—to Bordeaux and its magnificent vineyards, and to Provence to meet an eccentric billionaire collector who might possibly have an interest in the stolen wines. Along the way, bien sûr, he is joined by a beautiful and erudite French colleague, and together they navigate many a château, pausing frequently to enjoy the countrysides abundant pleasures.

The unraveling of the ingenious crime is threaded through with Mayles seductive rendering of Frances sensory delights—from a fine Lynch-Bages and Léoville Barton to the bouillabaisse of Marseille and the young lamb of Bordeaux. Even the most sophisticated of oenophiles will learn a thing or two from this vintage work by a beloved author.

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About the Author

Peter Mayle is the author of eleven previous books, five of them fiction. He has received the Légion d’Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions. Mayle has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for twenty years.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307577115
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Read by:
Davies, Erik
Read:
Davies, Erik
Author:
Davies, Erik
Author:
Mayle, Peter
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Six CD
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.18x5.24x1.13 in. .40 lbs.
Media Run Time:
420

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