Adventures in Counterfeit ChicBook - 2013
An exhilarating journey through high fashion (real and counterfeit), the war against fake consumer goods, and the irresistible realm of Parisian luxury, from the author of the bestselling J'adore New York
When chic Parisian lawyer Catherine Lambert lands her dream job as intellectual property director for Christian Dior, she is on top of the world. She's prepared to embark on the ride of her life in the world of fashion, fighting high-profile legal battles against international counterfeiters. She'll also be reunited with colleague-turned-boyfriend Antoine in her beloved hometown.
But Catherine's visions of front-row seats at the couture shows and strolling the Champs-#65533;lys#65533;es hand in hand with the love of her life are soon displaced by the realities of dingy police vans and threatening anonymous phone calls. The code of ethics that she knew from mergers and acquisitions does not seem to apply in the nefarious counterfeiting underworld, and Catherine finds her life turned upside-down by surprise meetings in dark alleys and an unexpected degree of notoriety among the criminal element. Will Catherine and her loyal assistant, Rikash, manage to outsmart even the most crooked of characters and come out on top?