- series: The Enzo Files, Book #2
- available from Audible.com
- Narrated by:
- Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- originally published 2007
- source: I bought it
Gil Petty, the world's number-one wine critic, is found dead and strung on a cross in the vineyards of France.
Enzo Macleod, Scots exile and former forensics expert, finds that the genteel world of winemakers hides a business driven by greed, envy, and desperation, with no shortage of possible killers.
I think it probably helped to have read the first in the series, EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE, which gave biographical background to Enzo McLeod, how a Scotsman comes to be in France, lecturing at a university in biology when he is in fact a forensics expert (although essential details emerge in the narrative).
The first in the series also gives the background to Enzo's quest to solve some unusual cold cases.
I haven't read many crime fiction titles set in the wine industry and thought that would be interesting too.
Before long Enzo finds out that there are a number of people who are not keen on him solving this particular cold case and attempts are made on his life.
For those who know little about the wine industry, the author has done plenty of research and I think you will learn quite a lot.
A good read.
My rating: 4.5
I've already reviewed
4.7, THE BLACKHOUSE
5.0, THE LEWIS MAN
4.5, EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE (#1 in the Enzo McLeod series)