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on February 6, 2010
E. Jakubassa comments that Coyot's review "... is much more entertaining than this book, it seemsl" This is largely due to the fact that Coyote obviously spent far more time writing his review than he did reading the book. This is about the most superficial review I have ever read.
Now, I don't rate it as a great novel, but good enough for me to buy his sequel. Almost every page gave me something to think about; not always relevant to the story being told, but about modern society in two hemispheres and relationships. The relationships between Louis Morgon and his children, his old colleagues, his friends in France and the country he left for a new life in France.
Coyote missed almost everything that was relevant. His rant about a pivotal scene in which Louis walks in on his ex wife have sex with his ex-boss totally misses the point. His ex-boss has gone on to become the Secretary of State, and his only humiliating experience was this one, and it has eaten away at him for 20 years. It wasn't humiliation at being caught in the act; after all Louis had never cared for his wife and had left her anyway. He was humiliated because he had undermined and destroyed Louis's career in the State Department and yet Louis had witnessed his weakness.
Read the other reviews for the storyline. Also read the reviews posted for "A French Country Murder" which was the original title or better still, buy the book and experience something different to most crime/mystery novels