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An international political thriller, THE RAINBOW VINTNER, is set largely in Bordeaux, France. Morgan Kenworthy, a Berkeley student studying abroad at the University of Bordeaux and a guest of the de Carduzacs, family friends in the wine business, uncovers a coup against the government of France. Soon after she arrives, bombing at the Brassault aviation plant kills several ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 16th 2019 by Black Opal Books
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Geza Tatrallyay has made another fantastic and thrilling novel!

The Rainbow Vintner follows Morgan and Alex on one wild ride in Bordeaux, France. The story of this novel is influenced heavily by recent terror events and puts a brand new lens on these incidences. When Morgan and Alex get caught up in a giant plot against France, will they be able to alive and together?

There's also a lot of politics in this book. It's a political thriller, so it was a given (in my opinion). I like how Geza appro
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Miriam Green
Geza Tatrallyay’s The Rainbow Vintner, takes on the specter of Jihadist terrorist violence in France, with drama, intrigue and passion. When US exchange student Morgan Kenworthy uncovers evidence in a bombing plot that points the finger not at radical Muslims but at right-wing members of the French government, it’s anybody’s guess how events will pan out. Can Morgan and her French lover Alex fend off the criminals on their own? To whom can they turn in these times of crisis? This book will feed ...more
Darryl Greer
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
On 10 July 1985, the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet, "Rainbow Warrior", was on a mission to prevent further nuclear testing by the French government in the South Pacific when it was bombed, in the process killing a Portuguese-Dutch photographer, Fernando Pereira. France initially denied responsibility, but two French intelligence agents were captured by New Zealand Police and charged with arson, conspiracy to commit arson, wilful damage and murder. Fast forward eight years, to 01 May 1993, whe ...more
Zari Reede
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Geza Tatrallyay’s, Rainbow Vintner, political intrigue and terrorism aren’t the only plot driven aspects of the book. Young and beautiful, American exchange student, Morgan Kenworthy, has taken up studies in France, where she forms a keen interest in a family friend’s son, Alex. Her school mate, Claire, Alex’s sister, is her local guide between the de Carduzac’s family estate, school and other social interest. Introducing her to important members of government, associated with the family, and ...more
June Trop
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Morgan Kenworthy, an intrepid Berkeley exchange student studying abroad in France, visits with family friends who are wealthy vintners in Bordeaux. But alarm bells ring when she stumbles upon something strange in a shed on the family’s estate. Shortly thereafter, bodies begin to pile up, those of acquaintances she’s met through the family and perhaps more stunning, those of ministers in the French government.

Tatrallyay’s novel is a political thriller that takes you to Bordeaux, Paris
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Jo Lucas
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I like the book, not my usual genre but I do like Geza’s writing and have read several of his books.

I particularly love how at least one character in his stories is reading one of his other titles, it tickles me every time.

In this book the characters are well rounded and believable, the historical facts are meticulously researched and seamlessly woven into the fictional narrative.
There is enough suspense and detail without being tedious, and all loose ends are tied up. I can’t see there being
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R.R. Brooks
Jul 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This thriller is a treasure trove of information about French politics, jihadist groups, and Paris geography and cuisine. You'll find a story with twists and unusual, perhaps unbelievable, character actions. Morgan, an American student from Berkeley taking a year of study in France, is our guide. When she is not soaking rays in her topless bikini, eating great food with stellar wine, and sleeping with Alex, Morgan pieces together clues to who is responsible for a massive "terrorist" explosion th ...more
S.P. Brown
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Morgan is a UC-Berkeley student spending her junior year in France where fine wine and scrumptious food are a daily experience. (As an aside, I really enjoyed the descriptions of French dining.) Life is certainly great and interesting and her love life begins to look up. Her only problem is her keen mind and suspicious nature. Little things occur which soon mushroom into a full blown conspiracy theory against some of France’s most prominent citizens. The terrorist bombings are not what they seem ...more
Bobbie
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great spy thrilller, with terrorists, and lots of action. It takes place in Paris, France, where a group of young college students take on the bad guys. Check it out for an action packed adventure thriller!
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Born in Budapest, Hungary, Geza escaped with his family in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution, emigrating to Canada the same year. He grew up in Toronto, attending the University of Toronto Schools, where he was School Captain. He graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Human Ecology in 1972 (after taking a break in his studies to work as a host in the Ontario Pavilion at Expo’70 in Osaka ...more