Cabernet Capers is a story about two unscrupulous Napa Valley, CA vintners, Duilio and Riccardo Paganelli, identical twins with identically huge egos, who will do anything to grow their business for the wealth, power and prestige that will come along with it, including forging a relationship with organized crime, hiring assassins and killing cops or anyone else who gets in their way.
On the flip side, there are two very bright, very courageous and very determined deputies of the Napa County Sheriff Department who keep getting in the way which builds frustration and tension to overflowing levels and this prompts threats of violence and then eventually the real thing with guns, rifles, bullets, bombs and knives taking center stage.
At first, Detective Sergeant Derrick Chandler and Deputy Julie Styversant believe it will be sufficient to avoid bodily harm if they heighten their awareness of what’s going on around them and watch each other’s backs when they are out and about on duty. But as things escalate, they realize this may not be enough to stay on the green side of the sod, so they take on some new partners who are also very smart and courageous, four legged officers of the Napa County K-9 unit, two of which they bond with very strongly, German Shepherds named Duke and Champ.
This is a tale that has something for just about everybody, suspense, intrigue, violence, mayhem, humor, romance and even a surprise ending. It’s a good read and an excellent way to while away some relaxing hours. Enjoy.