Where Would I be without You? Paperback
Parisian cop Martin Beaumont has never really got over his first love, Gabrielle.
Their brief, intense affair in San Francisco and the pain of her rejection still haunt him years later.
Now, however, he's a successful detective - and tonight he's going to arrest the legendary art thief, Archibald Maclean, when he raids the Musee d'Orsay for a priceless Van Gogh.
But the enigmatic Archibald has other plans. Martin's pursuit of the master criminal across Paris is the first step in an adventure that will take him back to San Francisco, and to the edge of love and life itself.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Gallic Books
- Publication Date: 04/04/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781906040345
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Review by nicx27
This is the story of French policeman, Martin Beaumont. Years ago he had visited San Francisco and fallen deeply in love with Gabrielle. However, their love hadn’t managed to overcome the distance between them when Martin returned to France.Years later, Martin is chasing legendary thief, Archibald McLean and this chase leads him back to San Francisco.I was a little wary of this book because, as a rule, I don’t like translations. I often find them clunky, but this one was well done and I very much enjoyed the read. I liked the character of Martin, who seemed to be a bit of a rogue cop, going his own sweet way. Towards the end, the story got a bit strange, but it was still believable in its own way, and didn’t change my feelings towards how much I liked the book. I’d say it’s predominantly a love story, and not a crime novel, despite the main character being in the police force, and the pursuit of a criminal. This is very much the story of Martin and Gabrielle, and their enduring love for each other.It’s a very easy read, and I’d recommend it if you enjoy a good love story.