Thirty-year-oldMax Maguire, detective with the New York Police Department, finds herself inFrance again when she is sent as a bodyguard for one of America’s most famouswine critics, who is traveling to Bordeaux to taste some of the most expensivewines in the world. In the tragic circumstances that follow, Max is once again paired with French examining magistrate Olivier Chaumont, with whom she had hada fling the year before while solving a case in Champagne.
Inthe bicultural duo’s pursuit of a murderer on the loose, they run headlong intoa counterfeiting operation. Their investigation sends them to marvelous chateauxin France as well as posh apartments, wine clubs, and auction houses in theUnited States as they desperately try to prevent more violence.
Max and Olivier sip fine wines and dine in fabulous restaurants asthey interrogate French and American suspects, most of whom are wealthyand influential. As they investigate, it is still unclear whether Max will atlast unite with her French family or whether she and Olivier will again heat upthe night. And considering their cultural and personality differences, willthey be able to solve the crime without wanting to kill each other?
Hubbardhas created another spine-tingling murder mystery that also offers adventure,travel, romance, and gastronomic delights.