Up for Review: Treasure of Saint-Lazare by John Pearce
Title: Treasure of Saint-Lazare
Author: John Pearce
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Published: January 13th, 2014
Publisher: Alesia Press, LLC
Formats Available: PDF
~ Synopsis ~
INTRIGUE, ROMANCE AND DEATH IN PARIS.
An old lover brings a cryptic letter to Paris, pulling Eddie Grant reluctantly into a treacherous web of intrigue and death — but giving him a slim chance to find the terrorists who murdered his family seven years before.
It launches him on a dangerous quest through Paris and the Loire Valley for the most valuable piece of Nazi loot that remains missing, a famous Raphael self-portrait from the early 16th century, along with the crates of Nazi bullion that accompanied it — all intended to finance the Fourth Reich.
Jen Wetzmuller, daughter of his father’s World War II colleague in Army Intelligence, arrives in Paris, bearing a letter she found after her father was run down by a car on the streets of Sarasota. Its clues take Eddie from his Paris home to Florida, where he works to solve the mystery, barely escaping with his life. Then it’s back home to burrow into the darkest reaches of the German occupation in search of the treasure.
Along the way he and Jen restart the brief, fiercely passionate affair that he abandoned, to his regret, 20 years before Sarasota.
Most of all, Treasure of Saint-Lazare is a novel about Paris.
~ About the Author ~
John Pearce is a part-time Parisian who lives happily most of the the year in Sarasota, FL. He worked as a journalist in Washington and Europe, where he covered economics for the International Herald Tribune and edited a business magazine. After a business career in Sarasota, he spends his days working on his future books – The new one, Last Stop: Paris, was published Dec 1, 2015. It is a sequel to Treasure of Saint-Lazare.
Last Stop: Paris was a finalist in Shelf Unbound Magazine’s “Best Indie Book of the Year” competition. Treasure of Saint-Lazare was chosen the best historical mystery of 2014 in the Readers’ Favorite contest.
For several months each year, John and his wife Jan live in Paris, walk its streets, and chase down interesting settings for future books and his blog, PartTimeParisian.com. They lived earlier in Frankfurt, Germany, which gave him valuable insights for several of the scenes in Last Stop: Paris.
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