Red Wine, Red Danger

Fiction, Thriller / Crime

Martin Bongers, formerly a Frankfurt wine merchant and, for the last five years, a wine grower in Bordeaux, is in urgent need of money. So, when a French investor asks him to identify the best vineyards in Romania, the lucrative offer couldn’t have come at a better time, and he jumps at the opportunity.

He has soon discovered a first class wine on the Black Sea coast, and sets off in search of the promising winery, but then things take a turn for the worse. Sofia, his contact in the local agricultural ministry is killed in a car accident, and her brother Lucien is convinced she was murdered because of her knowledge of the underhand wheelings and dealings of the former Securitate agents. And, as Bongers will discover to his great discomfort, the all-powerful Russian secret service has also been dipping its finger in the wine vat for years…  

Paul Grote

After training as a management assistant in advertising, Paul Grote studied sociology and political science in Hamburg. He spent 15 years living in South America, from were he reported for the press and radio on wine and cookery.

Red Wine, Red Danger

Martin Bongers, formerly a Frankfurt wine merchant and, for the last five years, a wine grower in Bordeaux, is in urgent need of money. So, when a French investor asks him to identify the best vineyards in Romania, the lucrative offer couldn’t have come at a better time, and he jumps at the opportunity.

He has soon discovered a first class wine on the Black Sea coast, and sets off in search of the promising winery, but then things take a turn for the worse. Sofia, his contact in the local agricultural ministry is killed in a car accident, and her brother Lucien is convinced she was murdered because of her knowledge of the underhand wheelings and dealings of the former Securitate agents. And, as Bongers will discover to his great discomfort, the all-powerful Russian secret service has also been dipping its finger in the wine vat for years…  

Bibliographic Data
384 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-21160-4
First published 2009