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The Blakes are newcomers to a small town in Normandy. Fred is a historian researching the Allied landings, Maggie enjoys charity work, and their kids are looking forward to meeting other teenagers at the local lycée. Or so it seems.

In fact, Fred is really Giovanni Manzoni, an ex-goodfella turned stool pigeon who’s been relocated from New Jersey to France by the FBI’s witness protection program. He’s got a two-million-dollar bounty on his head, but he and his family can’t help attracting attention. And when imprisoned mobster Don Mimino gets wind of their location, it’s Mafia mayhem.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Snappy writing and brisk pacing add up to a comic crime novel Elmore Leonard fans would relish.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This action-comedy book is all good fun throughout…There are some very funny moments.”


  • “Savagely funny and surprisingly touching.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “A queasily-comic, stylishly-executed romp.”

    Independent (London)

  • “A smart fish-out-of-water conceit…The story thrives on absurdities and coincidence, particularly in [one] virtuoso scene.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick in July 2013
  • A 2010 CWA International Dagger Finalist
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