Santorini Caesars

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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Jeffrey Siger was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, practiced law at a major Wall Street law firm, and later established his own New York City law firm where he continued as one of its name partners until giving it all up to write full-time among the people, life, and politics of his beloved Mykonos. The Mykonos Mob is the tenth novel in his internationally best-selling and award nominated Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series, following up on An Aegean April, Santorini Caesars, Devil in Delphi, Sons of Sparta, Mykonos After Midnight, Target: Tinos, Prey on Patmos, Assassins of Athens, and Murder in Mykonos. The New York Times described Jeffrey Siger's novels as "thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Greek locales," and named him as Greece's thriller writer of record. The Greek Press called his work "prophetic," Eurocrime described him as a "very gifted American author...on a par with other American authors such as Joseph Wambaugh or Ed McBain," and the City of San Francisco awarded him its Certificate of Honor citing that his "acclaimed books have not only explored modern Greek society and its ancient roots but have inspired political change in Greece." He now lives in Greece.
Brilliant and highly recommended.--Hannelore Cheney "NetGalley "
Santorini Caesars by Jeffrey Siger is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the state that Greece is in today. While the book is fiction, Siger must have done his homework very carefully and has woven the facts of Greece's current problems into a carefully crafted tale of intrigue, fraud, intimidation, military dominance, rioting, and, yes, murder.--Mary Ann Smyth "Bookloons "
This is the first time I'm reading this author and the more I read, the more I became involved in all that was happening on the pages of this riveting story.--Dru Ann "Dru's Book Musings "
Siger the Soothsayer has the uncanny knack of foreseeing chaos in the beautiful country that is Greece and then writing about it in such a way that readers see and hear and taste and feel that turmoil. Jeffrey Siger's Inspector Kaldis books have always had a profound sense of place, and if you're wondering, the Greeks themselves love his books. Combine the author's talent for holding up a mirror to a troubled, beautiful country to his plots that make you feel as though you're getting the latest news before everyone else and add an intelligent, funny, sexy cast, and what do you have? Some marvelous reading, that's what.--Cathy Cole "NetGalley "
As always, Siger provides readers with an action-packed plot, well-developed characters with lots of attitude, breathtaking Greek scenery, and a perceptive take on the current political and economic problems affecting Greece. International-crime fans need to be reading this consistently strong series.--Barbara Bibel "Booklist "
The eighth case for Siger's police hero has a timely plot and a handful of engaging back stories about its detective team.--Kirkus Reviews
Siger balances Kaldis' investigative responsibilities and family responsibilities with the support of his wife and son. His team of detectives work well together, displaying strong support for each other and flashes of humor. It is a story that not only explores the beauty of Santorini, but also touches on political unrest and the economic problems of Greece. This series has become one of my personal favorites and I look forward to visiting Greece once again through the stories of Inspector Kaldis.--Goodreads
I thoroughly enjoyed Santorini Caesars which has a bit of everything. The plot is Machiavellian which suits the political background to the novel and has plenty of twists and turns.--Goodreads
Near the start of Siger's talky eighth mystery featuring Chief Insp. Andreas Kaldis (after 2015's Devil of Delphi), college student Penelope Sigounas, a brigadier-general's daughter, is shot and killed at an antigovernment demonstration in Athens. The perpetrators wore black fatigues and balaclavas in the style of police or military personnel, yet the manner of her shooting suggests an execution-style killing. The case takes the wisecracking Kaldis and his colleagues to the island of Santorini, where an important meeting of career military officers known as Caesars will be held. Kaldis and company conduct surveillance in a tavern, where one of the dinner guests may have a connection to the deceased. Siger uses this event and a second dinner as an opportunity for his characters to discuss Greek democracy and to criticize the government. Meanwhile, the possible assassination of the Greek prime minister raises the stakes. The picturesque Greek islands provide some welcome atmosphere.--Publishers Weekly