The Marseille Caper

The Marseille Caper

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Unable to resist an exciting job offer in Marseille, Sam and Elena find their happy return to the region's coastal sunshine and delectable cuisine challenged by an increasingly violent competition for waterfront property.

Random House Digital
Lovable rogue and sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt is back in another beguiling, as-only-Peter-Mayle-can-write-it romp through the South of France. At the end of The Vintage Caper, Sam had just carried off a staggering feat of derring-do in the heart of Bordeaux, infiltrating the ranks of the French elite to rescue a stolen, priceless wine collection. With the questionable legality of the adventure--and the threat of some very powerful enemies!--Sam thought it'd be a while before he returned to France, especially with the charms of the beautiful Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles. But when the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul--the victim of Sam's last heist but someone who knows talent when he sees it--asks our hero to take a job in Marseille, it's impossible for Sam and Elena to resist the possibility of further excitement . . . to say nothing of the pleasures of the region. Soon the two are enjoying the coastal sunshine and the delectable food and wine for which Marseille is known. Yet as a competition over Marseille's valuable waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam, representing Reboul, finds himself in the middle of an increasingly intrigue-ridden and dangerous real-estate grab, with thuggish gangsters on one side and sharklike developers on the other. Will Sam survive this caper unscathed? Will he live to enjoy another bowl of bouillabaisse? All will be revealed--with luck, savvy, and a lot of help from Sam's friends--in the novel's wonderfully satisfying climax.

Findaway World Llc
Lovable rogue and sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt is back in another beguiling, as-only-Peter-Mayle-can-write-it romp through the South of France.

At the end of The Vintage Caper, Sam had just carried off a staggering feat of derring-do in the heart of Bordeaux, infiltrating the ranks of the French elite to rescue a stolen, priceless wine collection. With the questionable legality of the adventure-and the threat of some very powerful enemies!-Sam thought it'd be a while before he returned to France, especially with the charms of the beautiful Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles.

But when the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul-the victim of Sam's last heist but someone who knows talent when he sees it-asks our hero to take a job in Marseille, it's impossible for Sam and Elena to resist the possibility of further excitement . . . to say nothing of the pleasures of the region. Soon the two are enjoying the coastal sunshine and the delectable food and wine for which Marseille is known. Yet as a competition over Marseille's valuable waterfront grows more hotly disputed, Sam, representing Reboul, finds himself in the middle of an increasingly intrigue-ridden and dangerous real-estate grab, with thuggish gangsters on one side and sharklike developers on the other.

Will Sam survive this caper unscathed? Will he live to enjoy another bowl of bouillabaisse? All will be revealed-with luck, savvy, and a lot of help from Sam's friends-in the novel's wonderfully satisfying climax.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012
ISBN: 9780449013410
Characteristics: 1 online resource:,digital.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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maipenrai
Nov 06, 2016

The second book in the Sam Levitt series

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AureliaReads
Aug 21, 2016

I enjoyed this romp -caper book. Does not take itself seriously. It's a wildly implausible, light-hearted, gently amusing tale of good guys catching bad guys. Beautiful descriptions of each locale, and many of the meals. The plot is much stronger than the book before this (Vintage Caper). I really liked the AudioBook reader. Robin Sachs' reading is far better, smoother than that of the poor American who struggled with all the French words in the Vintage Caper and who gave us a sort of over-the-top caricature of Maurice Chevalier's French accent for all the French characters. The two books are really Parts 1 and 2 of the same tale, with many of the same characters. Marseille Caper is, sort of, the reward for slogging through the weaker plot and plodding reader of the Vintage Caper.

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nitetraino
Jul 13, 2013

I tried but was unable to be motivated enough to finish this incredibly slow moving story. My rating is based on what I read. There are too many good stories to get to than waste my time on those unworthy. 2 of 10 stars

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readlisten
Jan 18, 2013

A little disappointing. This certainly does not have the extraordinary charm of his "Year in Provence" series, but it was mildly entertaining nonethless. The book did have a wee bit of a James Bond flair...Marseille, pretty girls, murderous British lords, fast cars, exotic alcoholic drinks and marvelous meals. Perhaps my lackadaisical feelings for this TB can actually be traced to the reader, who does a competent but not a particularly enjoyable reading.

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