Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noël Balen
Benjamin Cooker and his wife Elizabeth have been invited by his publisher on a trip to Hungary to see the sights of Budapest and taste the wines of the Tokaj region. But back in Bordeaux, Alexandrine, Benjamin's lab manager, has been attacked by an unknown assailant. It falls to Benjamin's other employee Virgile to look after Alexandrine as well as complete all the lab projects while Benjamin is away.
Benjamin also wants Virgile to solve the mystery of Alexandrine's attack while he is in Hungary. He doesn't know it yet, but he will have his own mysteries to solve while in Hungary as he and his group are caught up in a local tourist theft ring. This makes their trip more than just a foray into the world of Hungarian wine.
It is another good story from the wine detective series, which has some twists and turns that I hadn't expected. It can't think of a better way to spend a lazy afternoon than traveling across France and Eastern Europe with Virgile and Benjamin as they try to solve their mysteries.
Thanks to Netgalley and Le French Book for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.