This is what began the mayhem in poor Gabriela’s life. (The Coin: suspense, set in the French Riviera)
“He reached into his pocket and retrieved a ten franc 1945 French coin, no longer in circulation. His fingers lovingly caressed the etched image of Napoleon, and thought that his only regret was not finding the coins, his unique password. He’d keep this last one as his lucky charm, and start over again.
But that was for the future. For now, he was safe.”
– Excerpt from the prologue of The Coin