Ghosts of Saint-Michel
by Jake Lamar
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?
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 30th 2006 by St. Martin's Minotaur
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The Ghosts of Saint-Michel by Jake Lamar is an attempt at an enigmatic spy-thriller based in France that foreshadows the events leading to the infamous September 11th terrorist attack in New York City. The "ghosts" the title refers to are "spooks" or spies who are now aged Cold War operatives who worked for the CIA and similar foreign or covert agencies. They now are dormant, blending effortlessly into society appearing as genteel, old men who sit on Parisian park benches and feed pigeons. But t...more