Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Son's of Sparta by Jeffery Siger


Title:Sons of Sparta
Author:Jeffery Siger
Year:© October 2014
My Rating::★★★★
Genre:Mystery
Format:ARC;Paperback
Sources:P.P. Press
Publishers:P.P. Press





                    "ABOUT THE BOOK"



                            Did the warriors of ancient Sparta simply vanish without a trace along with their city, or did they find sanctuary at the tip of the mountainous Peloponnese? That stark, unforgiving region’s roots today run deep with a history of pirates, highwaymen, and neighbors ferociously repelling any foreigner foolishly bent on occupying this part of Greece. Less well- recorded are the Mani’s families’ strict code of honor and their history of endless vendettas with neighbors and with their own relatives. No wonder their farms look like fortresses. When Special Crimes Division Detective Yiannis Kouros is summoned from Athens to the Mani by his uncle, Kouros fears his loyalty to his boss, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, is about be to be tested by family pressure on the detective to act in some new vendetta, for this uncle once headed the Mani’s most significant criminal enterprise. Instead, Kouros learns the family is about to become rich through the sale of its property— until the uncle is killed, and thus the deal. Acting swiftly to head off a new cycle of violence, Kouros satisfactorily solves the murder. Or so it seems until, back in Athens, Kaldis’ probe into deeply entrenched government corruption leads straight back to the Mani. Both cops now confront a host of unexpected twists, unanticipated players, unanswered questions—and people yet to die.




           "MY REVIEW"


                         Sons of Sparta was an amazing book. I loved the plot and the storyline towards it. This is an enjoyable read that I recommend to you my readers. I like the feel of the book and I love the warriors of ancient Sparta. I'm a little mad that the author didn't include the warrior Shanae. Athens sounds amazing I would indeed live there. The struggle that Chief Inspector Andreas Kadlis went through was well thought of wad wonderfully plotted in. This book never once got dry or I couldn't dare finish. The twist, the suspense, the horror, and the amazing descriptive details cannot be identified as dull, dry, not captivating, or not my cup of tea. WOOO!!! A read you cannot pass up.So did the warriors travel without a trace? Find out in Mr.Jeffery's mystery book.




          "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. Sons of Sparta is the sixth novel in his internationally best-selling and award nominated Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series, following up on Murder in Mykonos, Assassins of Athens, Prey on Patmos: An Aegean Prophecy, Target: Tinos, and Mykonos After Midnight. The New York Times described Jeffrey Siger’s novels as “thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Greek locales,” 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.  www.jeffreysiger.com
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