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A large, well known wine company, located in Sancerre in the Loire River valley, with subsidiary companies among others in Greece, is responsible for the illegal trafficking of rough diamonds.

The head of the police investigation, a man of unconventional methods, Jean Michel, is very close to solving the case when Christina Deli, a Greek enologist working for the company and who collaborating with him, has an accident while traveling to Santorini and remains in coma.


A young, relatively inexperienced yet bright Greek police officer, Phillipos, understands it wasn’t an accident and tries to solve this mystery.

The Greek and French authorities together convince Sophia, the identical twin sister of Christina, to cooperate with them to try to learn what her sister found out before the accident.

While Sophia learns a lot about enology, Jean Michel is found dead and Philipos revealed he is responsible of Christina’s accident.

The father of the twins, a very rich person who owns the wine company is the person behind everything but is Christina’s situation clear ?

Tzitzi Maria

Maria Tzitzi is an enologist living in Athens and working for Greek and French wine companies. This is her second novel. It was awarded as the second best in the world crime book on wine at the Gourmand Wine books awards 2011.

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