Jeffrey Siger (who’s a friend of this blogger, hence the unsolicited breakout blog post) has a new book on the market called Target Tinos, which gained a New York Times Book Review. But since it’s bundled with other great books in one blog posts, I had the idea of writing this post to highlight it, and make the review searchable for Jeffrey’s fans.
Here’s what Marilyn Stasio of the NY Times wrote:
One person’s vacation spot is another person’s home. That’s made clear in TARGET: TINOS (Poisoned Pen, $24.95), another of Jeffrey Siger’s thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Greek locales. The gruesome discovery of two charred bodies, wrapped in the remnants of a Greek flag, brings Siger’s bullheaded detective, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis of the Special Crimes Division, to the Aegean island of Tinos, a “Christian oasis” since the time of the Ottoman Empire and the site of a historic religious shrine.
When it’s revealed that the victims belonged to a Gypsy clan, Inspector Kaldis’s boss quickly orders a cover-up, fearing that an “immigrant issue” will be made of this apparent hate crime because “our adversaries would love to switch the focus of the debate from our country’s financial problems to our national character.” Although Inspector Kaldis ignores orders and storms off to do the right thing, the “immigrant issue” figures very much in his investigation, just as it has throughout Greece’s history.
Congrats to Jeffrey, and here’s the link if you want to read it at the NY Times website: