I enjoyed this book more for it's epicurean delights of French food and a mind boggling assortment of excellent wines. A sort of travel log for the taste buds.
There is a mystery to be solved in a predictable plot behind this gastronomic adventure, but I enjoyed this book more for my taste buds than for my sense of mystery. This book is a pleasant stroll through the French provinces and in the glasses of wine downed and decadent meals consumed.
The investigation takes Sam to Paris and Bordeaux, where he hooks up with the elegant insurance agent Sophie Costes, a fellow wine and food snob. The trail finally leads them to a man named Francis Reboul in Marseille, and soon, with the help of Sophie's journalist cousin, Phillipe, they get an in with Reboul and close in on closing the caper.