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The second book in a new commercial crime series staring the sexy homicide detective Andreas Kaldis, with each book set in a different Greek city.
Jeffrey Siger, born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, practiced law at a major Wall Street law firm. He left Wall Street to establish his own New York City law firm and continued as one of its name partners. Now he lives and writes full time in Mykonos, his adopted home of 25 years.
Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis of the Greek Police's Special Crimes Division is back in Athens (after solving his first case in Murder in Mykonos) to investigate the murder of the 17-year-old son of one of Greece's most wealthy families. Kaldis is a savvy policeman who dodges corruption and solves his case with professional aplomb. VERDICT With few mysteries set in Greece, the author, a longtime resident of Mykonos, vividly captures this unfamiliar terrain's people and culture. Mystery fans who like their police procedurals in exotic locales will welcome this one. [Also available in a large print edition, ISBN 978-1-59058-690-7.-Ed.] Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Beware of Greeks bearing grudges, especially when they're as rich, resourceful and ruthless as the killers who dog Athens Chief Insp. Andreas Kaldis in Siger's speedboat-paced second mystery (after 2009's Murder in Mykonos). The case detonates with a sensational discovery: the body of golden boy Sotiris Kostopoulos, the teenage son of one of Greece's wealthiest wheeler-dealers, dumped behind a seedy gay bar. Within days his family flees the country. As bodies start dropping from Mykonos to Sardinia, Kaldis finds it increasingly difficult to dismiss hints of a colossal conspiracy-one that might stretch to the loftiest levels of Athenian society as well as way back into its bloodstained past. Readers may not totally buy the book's audacious premise or the spontaneous combustion between the straight-arrow inspector and a wealthy socialite, but that shouldn't spoil this suspenseful trip through the rarely seen darker strata of complex, contemporary Greece. (Jan.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
The author, a longtime resident of Mykonos, vividly captures this unfamiliar terrain's people and culture. Mystery fans who like their police procedurals in exotic locales will welcome this one * Library Journal review * Thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Greek locales * The New York Times * Mr. Siger is one of those rare writers whose finger is always on the pulse of modern day upheavals. He is never afraid to tackle and expose uncomfortable subjects - subjects most writers avoid...An authoritative and compelling voice, Mr. Siger is a master storyteller * New York Journal of Books * Speedboat paced . . .audacious . . . suspenseful trip through the rarely seen darker strata of complex, contemporary Greece * Publishers Weekly * This is international police procedural writing at its best and should be recommended, in particular, to readers who enjoy Leighton Gage's Brazilian police stories (Buried Strangers, 2009) or Hakan Nesser's Swedish inspector Van Veeteren (Borkmann's Point, 2006) * Jessica Moyer, Booklist online * Another fast, page-turning, police procedural, from Jeffrey Siger . . . This well plotted story just speeds along and captures very vividly the Greek way of life when we can just imagine how difficult it must be to find the time to coolly think and identify the facts and other leads when it's so hot and humid that it is sometimes hard to breathe. Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis is a superb creation * Eurocrime *