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**’A wonderful protagonist’ MYSTERY BOOKS REVIEW**
**’Fans of Cold Case will relish The Critic‘ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY**

In the second instalment in the Enzo Files, a murder mystery in a vineyard serves Enzo Macleod a perfectly chilled conundrum.


An unsolved case.

Gil Petty, America’s most celebrated wine critic, is found strung up in a vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the Order of the Divine Bottle and pickled in wine.

An un-cracked code.

For forensic expert Enzo Macleod, the key to this unsolved murder lies in decoding Petty’s mysterious reviews – which could make or break a vineyard’s reputation.

An uncorked criminal.

Enzo finds that beneath the tranquil façade of French viticulture lurks a back-stabbing community riddled with rivalry – and someone who is ready to stop him even if they have to kill again.

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A rip-roaring thriller . . . thoroughly enjoyable
Mail on Sunday
A wonderfully complex book
Peter James, on Entry Island
He is a terrific writer doing something different
Mark Billingham
From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer
Sophie Hannah
Wonderfully compelling
Kate Mosse
Western France - now May's own stamping ground - is as much a character in the book as the Hebrides were in his formidable Isle of Lewis sequence
Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth
New York Times
One of the best regarded crime series of recent years
Boyd Tonkin, on the Lewis trilogy, Independent
Lyrical, empathetic and moving
Alex Gray
May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships
Sunday Times
Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization
Barry Forshaw, Independent
Dark, exciting and atmospheric
Scotland on Sunday
Powerful and authentic
Glasgow Sunday Herald
Fast, exciting ... an entertaining read that will also give food for thought
Irish Times
A tense and atmospheric thriller with a heart-stopping ending
Tangled Web
Truly the best of May's series so far, this is not to be missed
The Good Book Guide