Who is killing the great pastry chefs of France? Inspector Clouseau is assigned to a high–profile "pastry case"––and he could not be happier, considering his love of croissants.
After visiting (delicious) crime scenes in Paris, Nice, and the French countryside, Clouseau and Ponton gain ten pounds and come to one conclusion. These French chefs are being killed (in strange gastronomic ways) because they are all members of an elite team that is preparing to compete in the most lucrative and prestigious pastry competition on the planet: the World Dessert Expo, held this year at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The million dollar grand prize has made this competition a world–class event. Over a dozen countries enter their finest chefs, and the French have won every year for the past five, clearly making themselves the target of a rival team or even a rival government (are these deaths the work of jealous chefs or cunning assassins working for an enemy of France?).
It pains Charles Dreyfus when he realizes that Clouseau is the only French inspector who has any experience in dealing with American law enforcement officials. Thus, he is forced to allow Clouseau to once again represent France's finest in America. Clouseau believes undercover work is key and he arrives in Vegas incognito, as a member of the pastry team. Will the intrepid inspector uncover the killer? Or will he himself end up souf–flayed?
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Marc Cerasini's writing credits include The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Special Ops Forces and Heroes: U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor Winners and several projects for Tom Clancy, including creating the bible for the Clancy Power Play series, writing the YA action/adventure thriller The Ultimate Escape for Clancy's NetForce series, and writing a major essay on Clancy's contribution to the technothriller genre for the national bestseller The Tom Clancy Companion. Among the movie tie-in novelizations Marc has written are Wolverine: Weapon X, based on the popular X-Men series, the USA Today bestseller AVP: Alien Vs. Predator, based on the motion picture from 20th Century Fox, as well as five original novels based on the Toho Studios classic "Godzilla," and co-authored (with J.D. Lees) a nonfiction look at the film series, The Official Godzilla Compendium. Marc's other credits include the book 24: The House Special Subcommittee Investigation of CTU, which he co-authored with his wife, Alice Alfonsi, and the previous 24 Declassified novels Operation Hell Gate, Trojan Horse, and Vanishing Point.
Marc Cerasini and Alice Alfonsi, a popular husband-and-wife writing team, were born and raised in Pittsburgh, met in New York City, and married in Las Vegas. Together they've authored a number of bestselling books. As Cleo Coyle, they write The Coffeehouse Mysteries, including the number-one and number-two Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestsellers On What Grounds and Through the Grinder. As Alice Kimberly, they write The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, including The Ghost and the Dead Deb and the IMBA bestseller The Ghost and Mrs. McClure. Under their own names they authored 24: The House Special Subcommittee Investigation of CTU, based on the Emmy Award-winning Fox television show 24. Separately, Mr. Cerasini, who has ghostwritten for Tom Clancy, has authored over thirty books for adults and children, including the New York Times bestseller O.J. Simpson: American Hero, American Tragedy, the original novel Wolverine: Weapon X for Marvel Press, and novelizations based on the films Cinderella Man and AVP: Alien Vs. Predator. Ms. Alfonsi, a book editor and former newspaper reporter, has written a number of original and media tie-in novels, including the New York Times bestseller Hidden Passions: Secrets from the Diaries of Tabitha Lenox, an original novel based on the offbeat daytime drama Passions.
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