From the Publisher
From Hollywood to Marseille with delicious stops in between, Peter
Mayle's latest novel is filled with the culinary delights and
entertaining characters that make him our treasured chronicler of
French food and life.
The story begins high above Los Angeles at the impressive wine
cellar of 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 lawyer and wine
connoisseur, who follows leads to Bordeaux and Provence. The
unraveling of the ingenious crime is threaded through with Mayle's
seductive rendering of France's sensory delights-even the most
sophisticated of oenophiles will learn a thing or two from this
vintage work by a beloved author.