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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Blowback by Peter May. When France's top chef, Marc Fraysse, summoned the world's press to make a shattering announcement, rumors abounded that he was about to lose one of his three coveted Michelin stars. Instead, on arrival at his remote restaurant on a volcanic plateau in central France, they were greeted with the news that the troubled genius had been murdered, and the message he intended t When France's top chef, Marc Fraysse, summoned the world's press to make a shattering announcement, rumors abounded that he was about to lose one of his three coveted Michelin stars.
Instead, on arrival at his remote restaurant on a volcanic plateau in central France, they were greeted with the news that the troubled genius had been murdered, and the message he intended to deliver was never made.
Seven years on, the identity of his killer also remains an enigma. Enzo Macleod takes on his fifth cold case and delves into the big business and high stakes of French haute cuisine.
source link As winter sets in, and snow gathers along a volcanic horizon, he retraces long cold footsteps across a remote hilltop. But unravelling the complex web of relationships that surrounded the brilliant and mercurial chef - a spurned lover, a jealous wife, an estranged brother, an embittered food critic--also leads to strange parallels with his own life.
And in opening up this celebrated cold case, he finds himself reopening old wounds from his past. Get A Copy. Paperback , Large Print , pages. More Details Original Title. The Enzo Files 5. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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Scottish author Peter May's newest Enzo Files series book, "Blowback", is set in . This is the 5th book of the Enzo Macleod Investigation Series in which Enzo. The Enzo Files are a mix of whodunit, investigation, thrills, suspense and Book Peter May The Enzo Files Collection 3 Books Bundle (Blacklight Blue: An Enzo Macleod Investigation (The Enzo Files), Blowback: An Enzo Macleod.
Rating details. More filters. Sort order. This is the fifth cold-case of seven that Enzo has vowed to solve in France. This time, a famous chef with a Michelin 3-Star rating on his dining room, was murdered 7 years ago.
Or was he? There is little evidence for a forensics expert to go on, but Enzo has a feeling that if he keeps talking to the people involved, something will come up to give him traction.
As part of his investigation, Enzo also spends some time in Paris and is brought up to date with others of his family circle. There are some surprises for Enzo, and also some very touching scenes. I did experience a couple of incongruities with this story, although they were not impactful enough to put me off completely.
What really has my curiosity caught is that there are yet two more cold cases to solve — but only one more book in this series. I definitely look forward with anticipation to the finale — and the opportunity to read and discuss the ending with my reading buddy, Sue D, will continue to add further fun and depth to these reads. View all 39 comments. JanB Buddy reads are the best! Jaline I hope so too, Jan! The next 'batch' will be Peter May's China series, which also sounds intriguing.
Sep 15, Phrynne rated it liked it Shelves: books. I like this series and usually rate each book 4 stars. I had to skim. Oh and the printer ink still worked. I I like this series and usually rate each book 4 stars. I am prepared to suspend belief in crime novels but sometimes they go too far even for me: On the other hand I still enjoy Enzo and his slightly unusual family and the book was well paced and exciting - once we got out of the restaurant and the wine cellar.
And Enzo even managed to help solve the case with a few forensic details which was nice. So not the best of the series so far, for me anyway, but still a good read. View all 9 comments. Another good entry in the Enzo Files series. And to think there is only one more! We have dog detectives, cat detectives, recipe mysteries, vampire sleuths, etc. Most of these I ignore. At least a university professor who is a forensic science expert and works on cold cases makes sense.
Enzo MacLeod, is investigating the cold case murder of Marc Fraysse, a three star restaurant chef, who owned a place so famous that reservations were required six months in advance. Discovered by the local flic, Dominique, who, Enzo discovers to his delight, cleans up spectacularly out of unifo We have dog detectives, cat detectives, recipe mysteries, vampire sleuths, etc. Discovered by the local flic, Dominique, who, Enzo discovers to his delight, cleans up spectacularly out of uniform.
Some of these fall-spring relationships, I find disconcerting.
The idea of dating someone younger than my daughter is weird. Speaking of daughters, we learn relatively early that Enzo has sent his daughter to work incognito at the restaurant and he soon learns mostly through her flirting with Phillippe that Marc had been having an affair with Anne, the wife of the sous chef. Rumors had been circulating that Marc was about to lose his third star. It seems a restaurant critic had it in for Marc. Enzo enlists his daughter to help gather some undercover inside information and soon discovers that Marc problems way beyond those of a restaurateur in fear of losing a star.
He was losing millions at the track. Familial discord is a theme that inflicts both the Fraysse and MacLeod families and the parallels between the two seemed a bit too coincidental if not irrelevant.
May clearly loves haute cuisine which he describes in loving detail as well as the French countryside. Nevertheless, they elicited an unintended chuckle.
I knocked off a star because the forensic science seemed to take a back seat to cuisine.