Welcome to modern-day Saint-Jardé, France. A charming old-world village, nestled in the progress-resisting foothills of the southern French Alps.
When the priest dies under suspicious circumstances, the townspeople suspect the local Don — a Monte Carlo mob boss who has a villa in town. But when the Church sends a mysterious Envoy instead of a new priest, they suspect he’s a Vatican hit-man.
At the center of French Tango is Luc, a troubled 17-year-old who becomes swept up in Saint-Jardé’s chaos, and caught in multiple crosshairs. His goal was simply to make money — now it's simply to survive.
A miracle here. A body there. C'est la vie.
French Tango is an unconventional mystery novel combining humor, action, and tangled webs of suspicion. The plot is character driven with an emphasis on forward movement.
French Tango contains moderate language. U.S. English. 298 pages based on the trade paperback.
This book was an interesting read, to say the least. While it is far from the greatest mystery ever, it is an enjoyable one. However, the author was correct in saying this is not an Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes. Although I prefer those story-types this one was not bad at all. The cast of characters are so much fun. Very entertaining to read about. Yet at the same time, there were SO many!I sometimes had to stop and think just to keep everyone straight in my head. The name is very fitting to the book, that I can say for sure. I wish the story had just a bit more depth. That is probably my biggest concern. Regardless, the book is worth the read and is quite enjoyable.