The Valley of Discord by Mike Briley
The Valley of Discord

a novel by

Mike Briley

The Valley of Discord by Mike Briley

The young Englishman, Peter Bennett, came to visit this beautiful and peaceful valley deep in Southern France to forget the infidelity of his ex-fiancé with his ex-best friend. Getting lost and accidentally discovering a strange well with possible connections to the Cathars and their treasure, being enrolled by an ex-pat Brit into a dubious property swindle and a whirlwind romance with a gorgeous older woman certainly take his mind off his amorous deception in the UK. These events and his naïve enthusiasm, however, entangle him in a deadly international intrigue where no one is quite who they originally appeared to be. An ordinary person in an extraordinary situation, can Peter find within himself the resources he needs to survive and to find a way out of this tangle?

This is a revised version of the story originally published in 2008 under the title 'The Well'.

Paperback: 374 pages
Published by : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (24 February 2014)
ISBN-10: 1495375838
ISBN-13: 978-1495375835


Mike Briley

About the author:
Mike Briley was born and educated in Great Britain. After university he moved to Paris where he lived for 7 years before relocating to Southern France where he now lives in Castres, Tarn with his French wife. He has become enamored of this region and its history, particularly the influence of the Cathars. His hobbies include hiking and driving his four-wheel vehicle in the Black Mountains.

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