Friend of the Devil
Mark Spivak’s first novel, Friend of the Devil, was released by Black Opal Books on May 27, 2016.
In 1990 some critics believe that America’s most celebrated chef, Joseph Soderini di
Journalist David Fox arrives in Palm Beach to interview the chef for a story on the restaurant’s silver jubilee. He quickly becomes involved with Chateau de la Mer’s hostess, unwittingly transforming himself into a romantic rival of
Early praise for Friend of the Devil:
“The writing is strong and the character development superb.”
Taylor Jones, reviewer
“With excellent, well-developed three-dimensional characters, an intriguing mystery, and dark humor, Spivak has crafted a culinary thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, turning pages until the end.”
Regan Murphy, reviewer
What they’re saying on Amazon:
“A little Kitchen Confidential, a little Real Housewives of Palm Beach, and a little Faust.”
“Sex, drugs, and an upscale version of
“Unlike anything I have read in the past.”
“Caution: Descriptions of culinary masterpieces may cause hunger pangs.”
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