The case begins for Athens' Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis with a literal bang--a corrupt former police colonel who runs a protection racket on Mykonos is gunned down. And Kaldis is suddenly face to face with Greece's top crime bosses, all just as surprised and baffled as he is at the assassination. Who is making a move--if a move it is--and what else might it be?--to take over the island's vice operations. Maybe legitimate businesses too? One of the Aegean's Cyclades islands, Mykonos was poor until a few decades ago, but today is a renowned 24/7 summer hot spot filled with tourists who enjoy its beaches and iconic landmarks by day and party in its bars and massive dance clubs by night. As an international playground and cruise port, Mykonos is just begging for more exploitation--and not just by the Greeks.
While Andreas and his Special Crimes unit wrestle for answers, his wife Lila is similarly engaged but her focus is what meaningful role beyond wife and mother will she fill? Daughter of a wealthy family, it isn't about money. Her quest takes her to her parents' home on Mykonos where she meets Toni, an American ex-pat, a fixer and finder of stolen goods, playing piano in a gender-bending bar with a zest for life and no apparent regard for rules. How does what Lila and Toni discover together about themselves--and how they mentor young island girls trapped in an exploitative and patriarchal culture--intersect with Andreas' investigation? Dangerously... !
The Mykonos Mob is 10th in a series of ..".thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Greek locales."--The New York Times. They are thoughtful, and attuned to both ancient and modern Greek society, but they are also unsparingly filled with thrills. (Poisoned Pen Press)
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