Monday, August 27

Anything Considered

Anything ConsideredAnything Considered by Peter Mayle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Another Mayle book that was entertaining and a quick read.  A former business executive, Bennett, who has moved to southern France is swindled out if his life's fortune.  At the end of his financial rope, he places an add in the paper to find work and receives a proposition from a rich gentleman by the name of Julian Poe, who asks him to live the high life on his behalf in Monaco for the purposes of tax evasion and residence deception.  After one week of bliss, the mishandling of a metal suitcase with important information inside, causes the main character Bennett, to be thrown into a series of deceptive encounters in the attempts to get back the small case.  Partnering with a former military officer, Anna, they try to obtain the case and make a few dollars at the same time.  The best part of the book is seeing the smaller, remote French characters see more excitement in their village than there has ever been as the crime moves closer to the village in which Bennett lives.  Another enjoyable caper by Mayle!

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