Pinot Noir by Mads Molnar III – Fast-Paced WW2 Historical Fiction Inspired By A True Story

If you love WW2 historical fiction based on true stories, don’t miss Pinot Noir by Mads Molnar III. Set across Europe, find a Pinot Noir summary and book reviews here.

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Pinot Noir by Mads Molnar III Book Information

Author: Mads Molnar III
Genre: WW2 Historical Fiction | Book Set In France & Across Europe | Detective Mystery/Suspense
Pages: 213
Publisher: ATS Press
Publication Date: November 2020

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Pinot Noir by Mads Molnar III Summary

In 1940, German forces churn bucolic Alsace, France into a shattered landscape. Against that unsettled backdrop, Nazis raid the cellar of a winemaker who had poisoned a case of his best pinot noir to spite the invaders. The wine leaves with the Nazis and the adventure begins. Every chapter of Pinot Noir tells the story of one of those 12 poisoned bottles and the lives they change forever.

When Mads Molnar, a psychologist-turned detective, gets a call from the Gestapo, they make it clear that his own life depends on his recovering the bottles. He’s already been given the death penalty by the Arrow Cross-Hungary’s fascist party-but the Gestapo will grant a pardon and exit papers to neutral Sweden if he succeeds.

But Molnar has a 300-pound problem. Wolfram Bastick, a brutal Nazi detective whose father was killed by the wine, is also on the case. As Bastick races to find his father’s killer, Molnar scrambles to foil him. Meanwhile, Bastick’s mesmerizing fiancé, Marilyn Ghetz, is plotting to murder him for reasons of her own. Molnar must recover the wine, win over Bastick’s fiancé, escape the Nazis and make it out of Germany without getting killed.

This thought-provoking thriller is the story of a generation still reeling from the shattered innocence of the first war when they are hit by a second. Molnar lost his wife, Marilyn, her family and Bastick, his humanity. But most of all, Pinot Noir is the story of a man meting out life and death as he confronts the darkest motivations and psychological terrors of the third Reich. 

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More About The Author

Writing under the pen name of Mads Molnar III, the author is an award-winning film director and fiction writer. Pinot Noir is his first novel. You can follow Mads Molnar III on Goodreads.

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