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In an isolated olive grove on the idyllic Aegean island of Tinos, revered by religious pilgrims around the world as the Lourdes of Greece, two bodies charred beyond recognition are discovered, chained together amid bits and pieces of an incinerated Greek flag. An enraged press screams for justice for the unknown victims, until the dead are identified as gypsies, after which the story simply fades away.
Is it a gypsy clan war, a hate crime, or something else? With no one seeming to care, the government has no interest in resurrecting unwanted media attention by a search for answers to such ethnically charged questions and orders the investigation closed.
However, Inspector Andreas Kaldis, feared head of Greece's special crimes division, has other plans. He presses on in his inimitable, impolitic style to unravel a mystery that reveals even more dead, uncovers a modern secret society rooted in two-hundred-year-old traditions, and spawns a nagging suspicion that the answers lie in the sudden influx of non-Greeks and gypsies to Tinos.
It is there, on Tinos, that Kaldis learns of priceless hoards of gold, silver, art, and precious gems quietly amassed over centuries out of the offerings of grateful pilgrims. He has found a motive for murder and an irresistible temptation for robbery.
All that is left for Andreas to do is find the killers before more die, stop the robbery of the century, and get married in the process.
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JEFFREY SIGER was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He practiced law until giving it up to write full time in Mykonos, Greece. His other home is a farm outside New York City.Review:
“Target: Tinos is another of Jeffrey Siger’s 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 Review of Books
"The author's best with so many changes of direction in the fast-paced, imaginative but very tightly plotted story that one did not know what would happen next...very gifted American author...the books are all...the best international police procedurals similar perhaps to those of Donna Leon...Highly recommended." —Eurocrime"A likable, compassionate lead; appealing Greek atmosphere; and a well-crafted plot help make this a winner." —Publshers Weekly, starred review
"Siger’s latest Inspector Kaldis Mystery throbs with the pulse of Greek culture...Make sure to suggest this engaging series to fans of Leighton Gage’s Mario Silva series." —Booklist
“A crisp style with a complex portrait of contemporary Greece to bolster another solid whodunit.”––Kirkus Reviews
"An interesting and highly entertaining police procedural for those who wish to read their way around the globe..."—Library Journal
"A fast paced thriller where the reality of modern Greece is jarred even further sideways by warring gypsy clans, a national outrage and a veteran detective told to just 'make it go away'. Andreas Kaldis is back to ruffle feathers, catch some killers and, maybe, have the happiest day of his life." —Cara Black, Author of the Aimee Leduc Investigations
"Thrilling, thought-provoking, and impossible to put down, Jeffrey Siger's Target: Tinos takes readers into the heart of modern Greece, and also into the profound mysteries of the relationship between the Greece of today and its incomparable past. Greece has been chronicled for centuries by fine writers, and Jeffrey Siger fits right into the tradition." —Timothy Hallinan, Author of the Poke Rafferty Thrillers
"Nobody writes Greece better than Jeffrey Siger." —Leighton Gage, Author of the Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations
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