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Brut Force

Narrated by: Peter Stafford-Bow
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Comedy, Satire
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Felix Hart is back, in the thrilling, wine-soaked sequel to Corkscrew.

Hart, a wine buyer at the top of his game, finds himself compromised by a ruthless, multi-national drinks corporation. Forced to participate in a high-profile, corrupt wine tasting, Hart is drawn into a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse, pursued by blackmailers, assassins, and organic wine fanatics. The action moves from the Byzantine intrigue of the Minstrels of Wine to France’s most glamorous chateaux, Hart relying on his quick wits, fine palate and a touch of muscle to stay ahead of his enemies. But he meets his match in Lily Tremaine, a beautiful and passionate sommelier, who disrupts his easy, pleasure-seeking life and turns his world upside down.

Brut Force is the second Felix Hart novel and the sequel to Corkscrew, the 2018 People's Book Prize finalist.

©2018 Peter Stafford-Bow (P)2019 Peter Stafford-Bow

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More Hilarious Adventures of Minstrel Hart

If you liked Corkscrew, you’ll certainly like this one as well. Peter Stafford-Bow’s impeccable sense of satire shines in this hilarious sequel. I only hope there is a third! Cheers to you, Felix Hart!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-19

Ridiculous, frothy nonsense - with a kick of truth

I enjoyed this silly story, following the mostly very unlikely adventures of Felix Hart, as much as I did the first - which was quite a lot. The acidic reality regarding the wine industry helps balance the splendidly over-the-top richness of the comedy and somewhat baroque tragedy. I'll have another one, please!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-19

A cracking book!

Loved this funny follow up to Corkscrew. Really rooting for Felix as he tells his tale over a wine or ten! Recommend you download for a light hearted romp through the darker side of the wine world.

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  • G Goodman
  • 04-17-19

A Tour de Brut Force

I really enjoyed this, even more than Corkscrew. The complex plot rattles along and keeps you wondering how on earth Felix can possibly get out of the fiendish web the author has masterfully weaved for him. In Brut Force, people are devious and disposable, the wine industry is a murderous vipers nest, and sensitivity is reserved for the sumptuous descriptions of the fine wines themselves. As Felix explores the arcane and perilous realm of the Minstrels of Wine, you start feeling you're in a grown-ups' Harry Potter. And in this case, that's definitely a good thing.

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  • Brummie
  • 05-16-19

Fascinating and fun

Decidedly un-pc Felix Hart is a latter day Flashman, drinking his way through the world of wine with little care for anyone but himself. This sequel to Corkscrew has all the bawdy high jinks of the first book, but with a more involved, crime-caper plot.

A cracker!