Thursday, January 27, 2011
Prey on Patmos by Jeffrey Siger
Poor Andreas. Siger traps him in Greek politics and church politics, and even his personal life is not exempt. This son of an policeman who killed himself, is now a father-to-be, afraid to propose to his baby's mother, Lila, daughter of one of Greece's oldest, wealthiest families, and a socially prominent widow. Fortunately, Andreas is a cynical, powerful cop himself, with a sense of humor. Siger surrounds him with wonderful characters, his assistant, Kouros, an intelligent man who provides comic relief, Tassos, Andreas' mentor, who knows where all the bodies are buried, and Maggie, who runs Andreas' office, and probably the entire Athens General Police Headquarters. Then there's Lila herself, a wonderful loving woman, but a force to be reckoned with.
Jeffrey Siger's mysteries are complicated, entrancing stories, wrapped up in politics. This one adds church politics and family pressure. Siger skillfully adds the wonderful Greek settings and intriguing, realistic characters to the mix for a book that appeals in so many ways. The books immerse the reader in the Greek culture, with all of its traps and dangers. Prey on Patmos is a powerful mystery of pride and temptation and politics played out on the Greek stage.
Jeffrey Siger's website is http://www.jeffreysiger.com/
Prey on Patmos by Jeffrey Siger. Poisoned Pen Press, ©2011. ISBN 9781590587669 (hardcover), 250p.
FTC Full Disclosure - The publisher sent me a copy for my Kindle so I could review it.