Ghosts of Saint-Michel

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 272 pages

Marva Dobbs has a life most people would envy. An American who has lived in Paris for most of her adult life, she runs a popular African-American soul food restaurant, and her thirty-year marriage has produced a beautiful grown-up daughter. So why is she jeopardizing everything for a fling with her sous-chef, a mysterious twenty-eight-year-old Algerian man named Hassan?

Marva begins to ask herself the same question when she returns from summer vacation to find that Hassan is missing, and that he is the main suspect in the investigation into the bombing of a building in Paris that left one man dead. And then she disappears, leaving her bewildered daughter and secretive husband to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

Ghosts of Saint-Michel is the talented Jake Lamar's second romantic thriller to be set in the bohemian Eighteenth Arrondissement of the City of Light.


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Hugger-muggery and some heavy breathing among the African American ex-pats in Paris's lively 18th Arrondissement.It's 16 days before 9/11, a fateful time as al-Qaeda's finger curls around the trigger ... Read full review

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Lamar's second novel set in Paris's 18th arrondissement (after 2003's Rendezvous Eighteenth) may put off some readers with its suggestion that forces in the U.S. government, who wanted to wake the ... Read full review

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Jake Lamar was born in 1961 and grew up in the Bronx, New York. He is the author of the memoir, Bourgeois Blues, and the novels The Last Integrationist, Close to the Bone, If 6 Were 9, and Rendezvous Eighteenth. He has lived in Paris since 1993.

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