Treasure of Saint-Lazare

  • Title: Treasure of Saint-Lazare
  • Author: JohnPearce
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Treasure of Saint Lazare ACE for ASIN B MD EM A hidden treasure A murderous plot A love that won t let go Years later Eddie is still reeling from the brutal murder of his wife and young son When the captivating Jen shows u
    ACE for ASIN B009MD6EM4A hidden treasure A murderous plot A love that won t let go.Years later, Eddie is still reeling from the brutal murder of his wife and young son When the captivating Jen shows up with a clue that could lead him to the killers, he can t resist the hunt or the chance to rekindle a passionate romance.Jen and Eddie embark on an international searchACE for ASIN B009MD6EM4A hidden treasure A murderous plot A love that won t let go.Years later, Eddie is still reeling from the brutal murder of his wife and young son When the captivating Jen shows up with a clue that could lead him to the killers, he can t resist the hunt or the chance to rekindle a passionate romance.Jen and Eddie embark on an international search that takes them deep into the passages and byways of seductive Paris and their feelings for each other.Will Eddie finally get the answers he s always needed, or will he be the next victim of the mysterious painting that led to his father s death seven decades after it was stolen by the Nazis

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    About JohnPearce


    1. John Pearce is a part time Parisian but lives quite happily most of the the year in Sarasota, FL He worked as a journalist in Washington and Europe, where he covered economics for the International Herald Tribune and edited a business magazine After a business career in Sarasota, he spends his days working on his future books a sequel he expects to publish later in 2014 and a prequel after that For several months each year, he and his wife Jan live in Paris, walk its streets, and chase down interesting settings for future books and his blog, JohnPearceAuthor They lived earlier in Frankfurt, Germany, which gave him valuable insights for several of the scenes in his sequel, whose working title is Last Stop Paris.


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    1. ***Please note that I received this book as an Advanced Reader Copy through ***Yikes, where do I start? I received this book a few months ago but never got around to reading it. I did enter to win this book on the premise of mystery, stolen art, and France, with a WWII twist. Perhaps I should've kept putting it off.Let me preface this by saying that I understand this was an Advanced Reader Copy (and oftentimes these ARCs have spelling errors, typos, etc. They typically haven't gone through final [...]

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    2. Blending art history with murder and suspense makes for a meaty thriller. When Jen,the daughter of a man killed in a hit and run in Florida arrives in Paris to deliver a letter from the dead man to Eddie,the son of his army buddy, the letter leads them to a search for a missing Raphael painting that may have been stolen by the Nazis during WWII.Their search is hampered by attempts on their lives, even as they journey between Sarasota and Paris. As they dig deeper into their fathers' pasts when t [...]

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    3. Face-paced thriller spanning the globe from Paris to the states, The Treasure of Saint-Lazare takes off with the hit and run murder of a former partner of Eddie Grant's father. The two men were Monument Men, American soldiers who attempted to recover stolen artwork from the Nazi's. Eddie and Jen, his former flame investigate the crime discovering it may be linked to a tragedy in Eddie's family from years ago. Reminiscent of Steve Berry's The Amber Room, Pearce takes the reader on an action-packe [...]

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    4. The book will have you jumping from country to country in search of the truth. The author takes you on a man hunt with twists, valleys, and surprises that make your heart race. The attention to the little facts is what makes this novel a must read. I read it once and then waited a week and read it again and it was fascinating to see just how much I missed the first time around. I feel sue Mr. Pearce will be a successful writer. If you enjoy a travel adventure with exciting revelations then get t [...]

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    5. kindle freebie, 11/10/12

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    6. Treasure of Saint-Lazare by Pearce. I really enjoyed this story and found it a page-turner. I have been to Paris but I didn't remember most of the places. The search for the Nazi gold and Raphael painting was full of intrigue with an opening for the next story. The characters were well-developed especially the protagonist, Eddie Grant. Wouldn't we all want to be like him, going from woman to woman, Paris to Sarasota, and rich into the bargain. He's had his sad moments with close relatives being [...]

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    7. Wow! Thriller, light romance, fast driving, art, Paris, Sarasota, food, wine, good friends and deadly enemies. Nice characters. A book I like to be seen reading, with clear type (no squinting) and a beautiful cover photo of the Eiffel Tower. Writers write effortlessly it seems but we readers struggle to praise good books, like this.I sat next to John Pearce's wife at a luncheon and am I glad I did. Now on to his follow up novel, Last Stop Paris.

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    8. Interesting Other than wishing I had an atlas and a map of Paris next to me due to many place names being used, I found this story interesting. I love history, even historical mysteries. This story, though fictional, has plenty of true information in it. If you like WWII history or art, you will enjoy this novel.

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    9. The best part of the book was its cover. ysMisspelt words, poor wording, irrelevant details, repeated concepts, Conducting paragraphs must be reread several times in order to understand. Proofread! Proofread, please! Obvious plot. Boring. Needs editing. Not a Clive Cussler. More of a comic book.

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    10. If you liked Monument Men this is another search for a lost painting . The search encompasses both the US Ann France. I enjoyed the novel but became confused a couple of times over the characters relationship s to each other. Reccomded.

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    11. Great story and plot. Characters were distinct and like able. I found it hard to connect to the rich details of European history but it certainly inspired me to learn more. Having recently visited Paris, I could clearly visualize the settings.

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    12. The hunt for Nazi looted art - a subject I know well! The death of an old friend of his father sends Eddie Grant on the hunt for missing gold and a looted Raphael.

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    13. A fast-paced tale about finding lost Nazi treasure.

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    14. Good but not greatI'll read the sequel but not in a hurry to do so. I am hoping it's better than first book

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    15. I don't want to say it I don't want to say it I'm trying really hard not to, but it will come out: This books reads like a cross between Ian Fleming and Franklin W. Dixon. In other words, we have the Hardy Boys meeting James Bond. In Sarasota. And then in Paris. Or vice versa. There, I've said it.The thing is, I'm a great fan of both the Hardy Boys AND 007. I love them. In all their splendid campiness and derring-do, I swear there's enough fun, thrills and chills to make any girl's heart flut [...]

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    16. Intriguing treasure huntWell-written.The excitement of looking for the ill gotten treasures from world war two will excite you,and the treachery will make you sad.

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    17. ***Won in a GoodReads First Reads Giveaway***A lot of thoughts constantly swirled whilst reading this book. I suppose the one word summation may be disappointed. It had good promise and the story itself sounded good, but it seemed to unravel itself as time progressed.A Nazi is holding on to some art and gold when he goes to transport it near the end of the war. It never appears. A group of American soldiers in charge of tracking down stolen art and such learn of this and spend some time looking [...]

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    18. Taken from my review.Full disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The following opinions are entirely my own."Treasure" is hard to categorize into a specific genre because it works hard to cover so many bases. At it's core, it's a treasure hunt, but it is wrapped in intrigue and action, reaching from the fall of the Third Reich to the present day City of Lights, with enough romance to keep interactions engaging, but not enough to classify it as a "romance" no [...]

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    19. I was happy to receive a copy of the book Treasure of Saint-Lazare by John Pearce. The cover photograph, which features an image of Paris in black and white was intriguing to say the least. I have never been to Paris, and love reading books which describe the City of Light in all its glory.The novel follows the adventures of the protagonist Eddie Grant, who receives a mysterious letter brought to him by his former lover, Jennifer Wetzmuller. What follows next is a plot which twists and turns in [...]

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    20. Most poeple are aware that the Nazis regime plundered classic art during their reign of terror.This novel cleverly weaves those facts into a murderous 65 year quest to horde priceless art, including a missing Raphael painting ,and gold during the waning years of the war. It's a treasure hunt but with dangerous consequences for those who play the game. From the Polish border at its inception to France, and ultimately to Florida, the reluctant Eddie Grant finds himself plunged into a dark gambit. [...]

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    21. This was the first book by John Pearce that I have read and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it! This is a mystery story revolving around Eddie, whose father was involved in hunting Nazi treasure at the end of World War 2. It starts out with Eddie’s ex-lover Jen turning up out of the blue with a letter from her recently dead father, the letter is addressed to Eddie's Father who had been killed several years earlier. With past exploits with Jen re-running in his mind he decides to travel [...]

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    22. Author John Pearce has crafted a novel, part thriller, part mystery, with a plot that pulled me in and kept me interested in the story all the way to the end. A nice writing style that kept me flipping those pages, figuratively of course as mine was a Kindle. Though it is fiction, it has a basis in truth. The treasure of the title is artwork looted by the Nazis during the work and a lot of it still missing to this day.Eddie Grant, a very distant relative of the Civil War hero and President, live [...]

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    23. This is a mystery thriller which takes us on a treasure hunt to find lost gold and a $100 million dollar painting by Raphael, stolen by the Nazis and hidden by the Polish Governor, in France. This concept sounded very good but a few pages into this book I found myself almost disliking the protagonist Eddie Grant. If I hadn't known who had written the book I would have easily guessed it was written by a man. The constant ego stroking of the lead, his casual approach to relationships with women an [...]

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    24. Treasure of Saint-Lazare is a novel by John Pearce. It is a novel which needs to be read slowly and thought about carefully as you read. It deals with the treasures the Nazis stole in World War II and the Monuments Men. Although it is John Pearce’s first novel, it is the sequel to his second novel, Last Stop: Paris. However, it can be read and appreciated without reading Last Stop: Paris. In Sarasota, Roy Castor was killed by a hit and run driver; but what killed him was his head hitting the s [...]

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    25. This is a well written and edited story about a search for art treasures stolen by Nazis before the end of World War II. Most of the action occurs in Paris, which is described convincingly and in considerable detail. The protagonist is an intelligent and wealthy Frenchman, and American war hero, attractive to women, and shadowed by the loss of wife and son. The cast of characters is large, international, and spans several generations, as does the action in the novel. The plot is a treasure hunt, [...]

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    26. A nicely done thriller that combines a well-conceived plot involving the Nazi's stolen artwork and a myriad of characters trying to sort out that mystery while at the same time solve some murders associated with the lost treasure. The Paris setting seems to be getting a lot of attention in various reviews and, indeed, it is obvious the author is very familiar with Paris as well as Sarasota Florida, the other setting of the novel. I did knock it down one star though for characterization. The auth [...]

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    27. I think the strength of this book is in the Paris scenes. I was not too happy that more than half of the book is set in Sarasota, Florida. This could be because I wanted an exotic story, and I used to live right outside Sarasota, so this location bored me. As for the story, it was much like an old 80's private eye movie. I could easily hear the matching synthesizer soundtrack, the Miami Vice-like directing, and the gritty, rough and tumble action of something like The Mean Season. I was a bit pu [...]

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    28. Pearce paints a great picture. Paris, stolen art, neo-Nazis and some long dead ghosts, throw in a wealthy handsome ex-military main character and two beautiful women and we've got a story. For those of you fans of Da-Vinci Code type books, this one's for you. It's not going to blow your mind nor will it appeal to the average female reader, but it does achieve it's main purpose, an escape read. The settings and history are detailed and vivid to a point we know more about what every character is w [...]

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    29. Waste of timeWell, thank God this was free. I'm giving it two stars because I finished it, and I tend to only give one star to things that are truly unreadable. That said, this was a pretty bad book. The plot is convoluted and not compelling. The characters are flat and unlikable, but not the interesting sort of unlikable. And the author devotes too much time to food and how much everyone weighs. He likes to emphasize how the Americans are overweight, usually by one hundred to two hundred pounds [...]

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    30. I had so many issues with this book. The premise sounded amazing, but it ended up being a convoluted mess. There were too many characters, and very few of them were likable. There were too many things going on in too many places, and the characters repeated what was going on over and over and over again. I found myself getting really frustrated by it. Apparently the author has a problem with overweight women, because he commented on one female character's weight in a very negative fashion multip [...]

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