The Vintage Caper begins high above Los Angeles with a world-class heist at the impressive wine cellar of lawyer Danny Roth. enter Sam Levitt, former lawyer and wine connoisseur who follows leads to Bordeaux and Provence.
This book is a lighthearted read starting in a Los Angeles gated community and travelling through Paris. Bordeaux and Marseilles.
Peter Mayle also wrote A Year in Provence which is an autobiographical story of his life in Provence (it was made into a movie starring John Thaw).