“A delight to read. . . . [A] romp exhorting the pleasures of the French countryside. . . . Bon appetit!” —The Post and Courier
“There is a way to enjoy delicious meals in the south of France amid gorgeous scenery with many bottles of wine (particularly rose) but no calories. You can enjoy it all vicariously through Peter Mayle’s [The Corsican Caper]. . . . You’re in good company with Mayle’s cast of characters.” —The Columbus Dispatch
“Filled with fascinating characters and punctuated with culinary delights,” —Palm Beach Daily News
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.
This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.