Newsletter December 2015
Just before going to sleep on Friday, November 13th, I saw a newsflash pop up on my iPad. Something about attacks in Paris. I didn't want to believe France, my home for the last 15 years, might be going through another wave of terrorist attacks like those that took place in January. Boy was I wrong! Not only were there more terrorist attacks, the attacks were worst than the January terrorism.
Traffic in France December 2015
As the winter holidays get going there is one national orange (moderate) traffic day in France, Friday the 18th. School vacation starts the evening of the 18th and runs to January 3rd. Accessing and exiting some ski areas at the end of December could be difficult.
White Leopard (Kindle Edition)
Everything is possible and nothing is certain. A man torn between two continents finds himself in a dangerous confrontation between tradition and corruption. Solo is a former cop who ran away from a dark past in France to start his life over again in Bamako, Mali, as a PI. An ordinary case turns out to be not so ordinary. The drug mule gets her throat slit. The French lawyer is too beautiful and too well-informed. The cocaine is too plentiful. This is hard-boiled noir with a modern twist set in West Africa.
Backstabbing in Beaujolais (Winemaker Detective)
A business magnate calls on wine expert Benjamin Cooker to kickstart his new wine business in Beaujolais, sparking bitter rivalries. Can the Winemaker Detective and his assistant keep calculating real estate agents, taciturn winegrowers, dubious wine merchants and suspicious deaths from delaying delivery of the world-famous Beaujolais Nouveau?
Place du 7 au 11 janvier 2015
Place du 7 au 11 janvier 2015 in Ambilly, France. A small town on the Franco-Swiss border. This square is named in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks that took place in and around Paris on January 7-9, 2015 and the unity rallies that took place throughout France a few days later on January 11.
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