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Pinot Noir: An International Banking Spy Thriller. Multi-billionaire banker and philanthropist, Ekram M. Almasi, has just been murdered... And there's only one person who can uncover the mystery behind this international banking scandal: Louise Moscow. Able to handle a high-powered speedboat, an ex-lover, and a gingerhaired villain with equal ease, this international spy embarks on a journey that will take her to Monte Carlo, Paris, and Burgundy. The amazing scenario, however, cannot hide a complicated and awful truth. On her journey, Louise struggles against uncooperative witnesses, a mysterious vine disease, a gun-wielding monk, and a secret society. Even though local investigators seem to have found the ideal culprit for the murder, the case is not as open-and-shut as it might seem... ABOUT THE AUTHOR LORRAINE EVANOFF Chicago native Lorraine Evanoff has more than twenty years of film industry experience in Paris and Los Angeles, and multiple film credits to her name. She also worked in Silicon Valley during the dot.com era, and then returned to the entertainment industry, notably as CFO of National Lampoon and other film companies. Foliage, her debut novel, was inspired by events that occurred while she was living in Paris. Lorraine and her husband reside in LA where she is writing her second novel and developing scripts. 44

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