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The Corsican Caper - A novel

Peter Mayle

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erik Davies

Length:

4h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:34