Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen
Benjamin Cooker and his assistant Virgile are off to Paris for a tasting event but, before it starts Benjamin wants to visit a friend in Montmartre who owns a wine shop. Unfortunately, he is just in time to see his friend being attacked by an unknown assailant. Having witnessed this sad event he must now investigate on his own, with Virgile's help of course, in order to find out what happened to his friend and why.
This is an engaging tale into the secret life of an ex-foreign legion soldier. In the course of the investigation the reader is taken on a tour of all the right spots in Paris. Where good food and wine are plenty. Although, the book seemed a little darker and not as lighthearted as the other books I've read in this series; it doesn't suffer from this fact. It just proves that Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen are good at what they do, crafting picturesque and interesting stories for lovers of all things French.
Thanks to Netgalley and Le French Books for allowing me to review this book in exchange for an honest review.