Ignoring his best friend's warning to stay out of Paris, mystery writer Jamie Litton leaves the Cote d'Azur and returns to Paris to investigate yet another unexpected death and the mystery evolving at Maxmillian's apartment. While Jamie is in Paris, learning the secrets of his eclectic Cafe Society, his best friend Ben Foulof goes it alone in South America to investigate rumors still clouding a murder discovered in the Paris antique store L'Indice.
Paris was a property owner's paradise, a place where renters far exceeded the inventory of apartments. So why had the beautiful young French woman been so willing to offer a perfect stranger, an American, her apartment and one month free rent? Yes, there were less expensive places in the world to live, but Zack's heart was set on a place of his own in the 6th Arrondissement. And yes, it did matter that it was in this particular neighborhood, where Gertrude Stein had lived and Hemingway had walked.
"A Dive Into French Culture and A Mystery!"
When an investigative journalist for a powerful news organization disappears from assignment in the Middle East, a sinister-looking man delivers the news to a mystery writer in New York. With escape to Europe and shadowy figures in pursuit, Jamie Litton will learn that his best friend has become more than a missing journalist. Ben Foulof has become a spy! Can secret codes, messages hidden in bestsellers keep them both alive? And if so… for how long?
"Twists & Turns"
In a loft in the 18th Arrondissment near Montmartre, Jamie Litton has become intoxicated with his life as a member of Parisian Cafe Society. A group of artists, musicians, and poets unconditionally embrace their newest member, not knowing that this somewhat eccentric man hides a dangerous secret. His best friend Ben Foulof, a missing journalist, is on the run from a powerful news organization that wants its rogue agent back - dead or alive.
"International Spy thriller - beautifully narrated"
The agency never admitted its mistakes. It simply deleted them. After Ben disappeared from his assignment in the Middle East, his status was changed to IDX and the fix was ordered. His cover as an international journalist had given him access to the world and to almost everyone in it. This was, perhaps, their greatest fear. Ben Foulof was one of a rare breed of journalists who wrote only the truth. - Jamie Litton discovers that the worst thing anyone can say to his best friend is never change.
A murder has been committed in Paris in an antique store named L' Indice. The store's strange history of unsolved murders and robberies began long before the WWII rumors of masterpieces stolen from castles on the Rhine. Jamie Litton, whose mystery writer's imagination won't let dead men, or secrets, rest in peace, moves in upstairs with hopes of discovering the truth for his next best seller.
Danger awaits best friends on the island of Malta, where one will be accused of murder and the other of being a spy on the run. A missing journalist cannot tell the world he is still alive by becoming a mystery writer's alibi. When Hiromi came back to Paris to settle an old score, she had no idea her target might be hiding on the island of Malta. But, now, she has a chance to redeem her reputation by neutralizing a rogue agent and capturing the mystery writer who hides agency secrets in his novels.
The rich are not like us. When it rains, they simply fly away, taking their secrets with them. On the Cote d'Azur, a missing journalist becomes an insider, offering his best friend a very special invitation to leave Paris for a masquerade ball at the Darimus Mansion in Antibes. New Year's Eve on the French Riviera? In the company of the rich and royal? How could Jamie Litton say no? It is more than this mystery writer could imagine. And as Ben Foulof has planned, more than his enemies had expected.
"One of my favorites of this mystery series!"