The Scion



The Ritz Paris (with interior + interior hallway outside rooms + stairways leading up from lobby

It’s a decades old tradition that they spend the week between Christmas and New Year at the Ritz Paris.

Hemingway Bar

It was one-thirty in the morning, half an hour before the closing time for the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz Hotel.


Once they finished their flute of Champagne they started on the meal sent up from L’Espadon, one of the finest restaurants in Paris.

Place Vendôme

As the taxi approached the Place Vendôme …

Mercedes Maybach

The driver of the Maybach, who looked as if he could be on the offensive line of any NFL team, stood from his chair and left the bar.

Rue de Rivoli

He asked to be dropped off at the tourist shops on the Rue de Rivoli.

La Madeleine

Bruno said that he was seated at a small bistro across from La Madeleine

La Santé prison in Paris

Twenty minutes later he was dropped off at the La Santé prison.

The École normale supérieure in Paris

The École Normale Supérieure, or ENS as most Parisians referred to the country’s most prestigious institution of higher learning.

Jardin du Luxembourg

The Maybach was just approaching the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The restaurant was the most expensive in Riyadh.

Saint Germain-des-Prés (French neighborhood)

The Maybach entered Saint Germain-des-Prés.

The Île Saint-Louis in Paris

I can let you use a safehouse that the police keep in the 4th arrondissement on the Île Saint-Louis.

Mercedes Maybach S650 Pullman

Now that there was a newer model, the S650 Pullman.

Black Renault Clio

As they approached the Maybach she ran back to her black Renault Clio.

A large gasoline truck    

The wreck had been horrific and occurred, according to a witness, when a car cut in front of a 16-wheeled gasoline truck

Paris Police Memorial in the Montparnesse Cemetery

The bodies would be left at the foot of the Paris Police Memorial in the Montparnesse Cemetery.

Gulfstream G650

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Ten minutes after arriving at Le Bourget, the Gulfstream G650 was airborne.

A380 cargo aircraft

They arrived 15 minutes prior to the landing of the Airbus A380.


Mayotte is an archipelago in the northern Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and northeastern Mozambique.

Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport at Mayotte

The G650 set down on the 6,330-foot-long runway at the Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport at Mayotte.


St. Amand felt a surge of adrenalin as he dialed the Martinique police department.

Bora Bora

The Motu Mute Airport off the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia

Vaitape, Bora Bora

They cast off for Vaitape, the largest city on the island of Bora Bora.

Motu Mute Airport in Bora Bora

The Motu Mute Airport off the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia


The shipping destination was a bank in Vanuatu.

Port of Marseille

Sent to the Port of Marseille …


Aix-en-Provence, which was 11 miles and 16 minutes from the airport, was a rustic French city-commune.

Paris arrondissement map

The Maybach entered the 5th arrondissement.

Hennessy Beauté du Siécle Grand Champagne Cognac (comes in a spectacular case)

… poured himself a finger of Hennessy Beauté du Siécle Grand Champagne Cognac, his father’s favorite.

Cohiba 1966 Edicion Limitada 2011 cigar

… intermittently exchanging sips of it with a puff from his Cohiba 1966 Edicion Limitada 2011 cigar.

Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris

They got in his police vehicle for the trip to the Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Le Bourget airport in Paris

Ten minutes after arriving at Le Bourget, …

Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport

The computer system at the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport.

A Panamanian flagged freighter (no containers on deck if you can – kind of an older ship)

The Biruinta, a Panamanian flagged freighter out of Marseille-Fos, the largest port in France.

Port of Sydney, Australia

“It’s destination is the port of Sydney.”

Park Hyatt – Sydney, Australia

Dragging after the nearly day-long flight, they checked into the Park Hyatt.

The Living Room of the Park Hyatt in Sydney, Australia

Returning to the Park Hyatt they went into The Living Room and ordered a drink.

The Dining Room of the Park Hyatt in Sydney, Australia

The menu items selected by Bruno, Donati, and Donais were taken from The Dining Room menu


Singapore is a city-country that has a majestic garden-like appearance, and near utopian cleanliness, throughout the island nation.