Do Not Touch
Translated by Jeanine Herman
When French mafioso Oscar Lux saved Clovis Baccara from killing himself, he became the boss and something of a mentor to Clovis. Twenty years later, it is no surprise that Clovis is named best man when Oscar decides to settle down and get out of the business. Fulfilling his role as second-hand man, Clovis is entrusted with the job of guarding Oscar’s new bride when Oscar is taken into police custody for embezzlement and racketeering on the day after his wedding. Alone on his boss’s honeymoon in Los Angeles with Oscar’s incredibly attractive new wife, Clovis tries his hardest to adhere to the one rule he has given himself, the rule which gets harder to heed as each moment passes: do not touch.
Nb of pages 139 p.
Publication Date 13 January 2009
Nb of pages 139
List Price $12.95
It was an enormous loft, three hundred square meters or so or so. To judge from the different patterns of the hardwood floor (strips of wood now parallel, now V-shaped, now intersecting, now like basketwork), the slight bulges in the surface of the walls in places, and the breaks in the floral, foliated motifs of the stucco moldings adorning its ceiling, it must have once been subdivided into several small apartments.
[Laurrent's] books are impressive ones, both by virtue of their quality and their range. -Warren Motte
A small, admirably crafted novel, on the whole, conceived to delight and exasperate all at once. A successful wager, as always. -Bernard Quiriny, chronicart.com
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Genres : Fiction : Europe : Western Europe
Countries : France