'the perfect fantasy read if you're planning a trip to the South of France, or a rose-tinted souvenir if you've already been here' Marseille - Provence.
'As light and airy as a French soufflé ... a thoroughly enjoyable romp that happily doubles as a tourist guide to the best bars, restaurants and Bouillabaisse in Provence' Irish Independent.
'With appealing characters and a breezy plot, Mayle's seductive digressions into the sensory delights of Marseille will please his fans and new readers' France magazine.
'You won't be disappointed' French Property News.
'written beautifully by a master of his subject. Very enjoyable!' Destination France.
'A real page-turner' Daily Express.
From the Inside Flap
Lawyer and wine connoisseur, Sam Levitt's last adventure sent him to the South of France in search of a missing wine collection. He thought it would be a while before he was back, especially with the charms of the fiery Elena Morales to keep him settled in Los Angeles. But when the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul asks him to take a job in Marseille, it's impossible for Sam and Elena to resist. The lure of further excitement and the pleasures of the region beckon them back to France. Quelle joie! Yet as competition over Marseille's valuable waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam, representing Reboul, finds himself right in the middle, with intrigue and danger following closely behind.