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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (92 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter May Narrator: James Adams Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Enzo Files Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781455189618
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Gil Petty was once the world’s number-one wine critic: a single good review from Petty meant overnight success; a single bad one spelled ruin. Then, during a tasting tour in the little known wine region of Gaillac, Petty went missing. His dead body was found strung upon a cross in the vineyards of southwest France, preserved in red wine and dressed in the ceremonial crimson robes of an ancient society dedicated to promoting Gaillac wine. Petty’s murderer was never found, and possible clues in his reviews are locked behind the complicated code he invented to keep them secure prior to publication.

When Enzo Macleod, Scots exile and former forensics expert, reopens this well-chilled case four years later, he finds that the genteel world of winemakers hides a business driven by greed, envy, and desperation, with no shortage of possible killers among the idyllic vines.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Oenophiles and fans of CBS’s Cold Case will relish [this] second outing to feature France-based Scottish sleuth Enzo Macleod…Enzo’s emotional drama with both his daughters and romantic attractions to two charming ladies, plus tidbits about wine production and the art of wine tasting, make this a full-bodied, satisfying read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Intelligent, involved, and ingenious.”

    Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

  • “James Adams offers a weighty reading that captures the very sweetness of the wine and the warmth of the blood that runs throughout. With a variety of shrewd characters popping up, Adams makes the best of his abilities and utilizes a number of accents…[He] wins over the listener and never fails to capture the moment.”

    AudioFile

  • “A finely crafted and surprising mystery.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 11/6/2013

    " I loved the first in the series, but was somewhat disappointed in this one. But I like Enzo and shall continue with the next in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Treasure | 9/5/2013

    " I liked the first one better, but still enjoyed this wine-centric mystery. I worry this series will make me drink too much! I always find myself craving a glass of wine/champagne/whiskey when reading these books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 6/3/2013

    " Another wonderful Peter May story with Enzo returning to solve the crime. Very enjoyable read and one where you have a chance to figure out the killer just before the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne Baker | 5/28/2013

    " Much prefer the writing in the Lewis trilogy. Find Enzo an irritating character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Josephine | 4/8/2013

    " A Scotsman solving mysteries in Southern France! The next book is better, but this one is pretty fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Niemeyer | 12/17/2012

    " Not my most favorite, but still a good read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 11/8/2012

    " Eh. The wine-making and tasting stuff got pretty info-dumpy and I was annoyed and bored by Enzo's woman troubles (potential lovers, daughters, student/daughter-figure). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 5/17/2012

    " I learned alot about wine making. I sure want to try Gaillac wine now. Oh yeah.... and a bit of mystery along the way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ian Allan | 7/31/2011

    " I've read the first five of the Enzo series (actually listened to Nos. 3-4 on audio). In my opinion, No. 2 is the worst of the series. The debut book is next weakest. The best, I think, are Nos. 3-5. I very much liked all three of those. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanpagan | 5/15/2011

    " Gruesome story but enjoyed the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tory Wagner | 2/6/2011

    " A good mystery once I got past the French flavor. Enzo, the main character, is a good detective although something of a womanizer. I'll keep my eye out for the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/13/2011

    " Not my most favorite, but still a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Treasure | 6/6/2009

    " I liked the first one better, but still enjoyed this wine-centric mystery. I worry this series will make me drink too much! I always find myself craving a glass of wine/champagne/whiskey when reading these books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanpagan | 5/28/2009

    " Gruesome story but enjoyed the series. "

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About the Author
Author Peter May

Peter May is a Scottish television screenwriter, novelist, and crime writer. At age twenty-one, he was named Scottish Young Journalist of the Year. He was a prolific television scriptwriter in the UK for nearly twenty years and has won several literary awards for his novels. He now lives in France with his wife.

About the Narrator

James Adams is one of the world’s leading authorities on terrorism and intelligence, and for more than twenty-five years he has specialized in national security. He is also the author of fourteen bestselling books on warfare, with a particular emphasis on covert warfare. A former managing editor of the London Sunday Times and CEO of United Press International, he trained as a journalist in England, where he graduated first in the country. Now living in Southern Oregon, he has narrated numerous audiobooks and earned an AudioFile Earphones Award and two coveted Audie Award for best narration.