Vintage Murder: A Robbie Cutler Diplomatic Mystery

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This post 9/11 thriller raises questions about terrorism and the American reaction to it. Can and should the CIA ever deal with terrorists? In the first of a new series of "diplomatic mysteries," set in American diplomatic missions overseas, career American diplomat Robbie Cutler faces this issue.

Cutler, American Consul in Bordeaux, witnesses the murder of America's leading wine critic at a Wine Vintage Dinner at the Willard Hotel in Washington. Returning to Bordeaux, Cutler ...

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Overview

This post 9/11 thriller raises questions about terrorism and the American reaction to it. Can and should the CIA ever deal with terrorists? In the first of a new series of "diplomatic mysteries," set in American diplomatic missions overseas, career American diplomat Robbie Cutler faces this issue.

Cutler, American Consul in Bordeaux, witnesses the murder of America's leading wine critic at a Wine Vintage Dinner at the Willard Hotel in Washington. Returning to Bordeaux, Cutler finds himself threatened by the Basque ETA, "the last active terrorist network in Western Europe." Helped by the lovely Sylvie Marceau, a French journalist, Cutler discovers that the Washington murder is linked with a blackmail scheme against Bordeaux's famous vineyards.

Cutler and Marceau must stop the ETA killers before they succeed in terrorizing the region, and making good their threat to kill Cutler. In the meantime, the famous Bordeaux vineyards, and the scenic glories of France provide the background for their unfolding romance.

The visit of a prominent United States Senator of Basque origin then raises the stakes, as the ETA targets the Senator as well as Cutler for assassination.

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Editorial Reviews

John Goodspeed, John
Vintage Murder teems with good, full descriptions of the glories that are France. Entertaining and informative. I recommend it.
Star-Democrat
Phyllis Flick, Phyllis
Francophiles, wine lovers and anyone who likes a good thriller will love Vintage Murder. We highly recommend it.
Bonjour Paris
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595224135
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2005

    OH JOY

    Au Revoir, Bordeaux. Hello Dordogne. FINALLY, Robbie Cutler on the move again. Just ordered and can't wait to receive this continuing adventure. On the second read Vintage Murder 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2002

    Sharing

    Bill Shepard not only spins a fine mystery he shares his experience in the foriegn service as a professional diplomat in a most revealing way that educates and entertains. In this book he also blends in his vast knowledge of the countryside, politics, culture and wine gained from his tenure as Consul in Bordeax. His writing style is very detailed and it is easy to get into the chraracters and feel their emotions as the story unfolds. I look forward to his next mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2002

    A real page turner

    A wonderfull exciting book. Mr Shepard has a real inside the the wonderful world of wine and the diplomatic service. Lets hope he continues to write about the exploits of Robbie Cutler

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2002

    All Is Not What It Seems

    Robbie Cutler, Diplomat: from Washington to Bordeaux, just enough murder, just enough romance, just enough mystery. The author gives the reader credit and allows the use of an active imagination. The words flow like fine French wine and phrases such as 'New England God' brings a smile to the face. A very exciting, easy read with twists and turns you never expect. Just about the time you think you've got it - YOU DON'T. Enjoy.

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