MARTIN WALKER is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor in chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International. His previous novels in the Bruno series are Black Diamond; Bruno, Chief of Police; The Children Return; The Crowded Grave; The Dark Vineyard; The Devil's Cave; Fatal Pursuit; The Patriarch; and The Resistance Man, all international best sellers. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne.
"A gentle reminder to slow down and smell the grapes. . . . [Walker] beguiles the reader." --The New York Times Book Review "Captivating. . . . Sure to appeal to readers with a palate for mysteries with social nuance and understated charm." --The Wall Street Journal "The real pleasure of the book is the place itself. . . . As readers are drawn into wine-stomping parties, truffle omelet dinners, and the aged dignity of a French hunting hound, the narrative tension gathers." --Houston Chronicle "Affectionate . . . Engrossing . . . Gripping . . . Walker's mystery is written with a polished prose and an authority that's shoulders above most crime fiction." --Beverly Hills Courier