Assassins of Athens

By Jeffrey Siger

Whilst the physique of a boy from one among Greece’s such a lot well-known households turns up in a dumpster in a single of Athens’ worst neighborhoods, leader Inspector Andreas Kaldis of the Greek Police’s designated Crimes department is bound there’s a message within the homicide. yet who despatched it and why? Andreas’ politically mistaken look for solutions takes him deep into the sordid, legal part of Athens nightlife and directly to the glittering international of Athens society the place age-old frictions among previous funds and new breed jealousy, homicide, revenge, revolutionaries, and a few very harmful truths.

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If this was once approximately making Andreas one in every of Marios’ ‘unofficial legitimate’ resources, they might besides have it out immediately. It used to be men like this who did in his father. Marios stared again. ‘I heard you’re a hard-ass. ’ He set free a breath. ‘Okay, have it your approach, but when note approximately what I’m approximately to inform you will get out, there'll be hell to pay for we all. ’ This man certain knew tips to promote. He’s approximately to pump me for info and makes it sound like it’s the opposite direction round. ‘I comprehend, sir, there'll be no challenge. ’ Marios nodded. ‘Fine, in order that you recognize it. ’ He made no attempt to make Andreas think cozy in ‘his’ presence, equivalent to through announcing, ‘just name me Marios. ’ on the mezzanine they became left and entered a dismal room coated with tv screens alongside the tops of the left and correct partitions. Marios acknowledged this was once the place viewers have been informed what was once approximately to take place contained in the dome. ‘When will we study? ’ requested Andreas. ‘Soon. ’ back, no smile. Marios led them contained in the sphere. 8 semicircular rows of airplane-style seats descended to the bottom of the field. The display rose up from the ground in entrance of the ground row and looked as if it would envelope every thing however the seats themselves. Marios pointed to 2 seats, useless middle, within the next-to-top row. every one seat arm contained controls permitting the viewers to vote through the process the video at the path the presentation may still take. a bit democracy in motion within the telling of the story of its birthplace. however the 3 of them had the theater to themselves and there has been doubtless in Andreas’ brain that this may be all Marios’ exhibit. Marios sat in a seat rows under and without delay in entrance of them. He became sideways to stand them. ‘I wish you to monitor whatever, yet prior to it starts off you would like a few historical past. ’ He paused for a second, as though amassing his options. ‘Well, we know concerning the bad tragedy that passed off the Kostopoulos relations. ’ No beating round the bush for this man, concept Andreas. larger be cautious; there may be microphones hidden someplace. ‘And I’m certain you're thinking that I introduced you right here to pump you for info approximately that. ’ Andreas used to be expressionless. ‘Of direction you will, yet I guarantee you that’s no longer why I introduced you right here. I don’t need to know your options. i would like you to listen to mine. ’ Andreas knew higher than to break a rambler. eventually they acknowledged whatever they shouldn’t. yet, in spite of this, this guy’s too skilled to make that kind of mistake. He’s a greater interrogator than so much police officers. ‘You find out about the siege the boy’s father, a really unlikable guy, waged on certainly one of Greece’s oldest and most useful households for regulate in their newspaper? ’ Andreas nodded. ‘When was once the final time you spoke to Zanni or Ginny Kostopoulos? ’ ‘Yesterday, we …’ Andreas stuck himself. This guy’s soft, he concept. virtually bought me into information of our interview with the relatives. Marios didn’t pass over a beat. ‘Of path, should you instructed them in their son’s dying. ’ He paused, as though awaiting Andreas to reply. Andreas made up our minds to not converse until requested a particular query and, even then, to not volunteer an pointless observe.

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