The new Gamay Nouveau is here-and it's killer.
Celia Bouchet is hot smoke in silk pajamas, the beautiful daughter of Napa Valley scion Florian Bouchet, owner of Domaine Laurent winery. When two costly paintings in Domaine Laurent's tasting room vanish and then Bouchet himself dies suddenly, his mistress, Napa's most exclusive high-end realtor, and Celia's possessive fiancé can't wait to get their hands on Bouchet's insurance settlement. But by the Friday after Thanksgiving, eight more people across the nation are dead-each of them poisoned after a few sips of Domaine Laurent's celebrated debut vintage Gamay Nouveau.
Were the poisonings bio-terrorism? Revenge? Industrial espionage? The FBI moves rookie agent Wynn Cabot into the investigation and she's joined in the hunt by her boss, Special Agent André Bishop. Wynn, whose dyslexia is an asset in puzzle-solving, must solve the case before she herself is murdered or her first case will be her last. Set in the lush wine country of northern California, Nouveau Noir exposes the fascinating detail and vulnerabilities of the wine industry.