Auguste Joseph Ricord was joined by French nationals like Christian David, Lucien Sarti, Francoise Chiappe and Andre Condemine in an international drug ring that profited for many years. Eventually the younger operatives seized control of the business. Ricord remained in Paraguay, fighting extradition into the 1970s. His operation sent $600 million yearly to the U.S. from France via South America.
Maggie Newberry is an advertising copywriter who’s fast on her feet and a little stunned to realize that she’s over 30 and still hasn’t found true love. When her long-missing sister ends up dead, Maggie flies to the south of France to find the little niece that no one in the family even knew existed. Along the way, she finds handsome, sexy Frenchman Laurent Dernier to help search for the