Target: Tinos – Jeffrey Siger
A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery
TARGET: TINOS, a New York Times 2012 “pick for the beach, called “superb…a winner” in a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
In an isolated olive grove on Tinos, an Aegean island revered as the Lourdes of Greece, the remains of two bodies charred beyond recognition are discovered chained together amid bits and pieces of an incinerated Greek flag. An enraged press screams out for justice for the unknown victims, until the dead are identified as gypsies and the story simply falls off the face of the earth. Is it a gypsy clan war, a hate crime, or something else?
No one seems to care, but Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, feared head of Greece’s special crimes division, presses on to unravel a mystery yielding more dead, a modern secret society patterned on heroes of the Greek Revolution, and priceless hoards of treasure quietly amassed over centuries from the offerings of millions of grateful pilgrims to Tinos’ miraculous icon of the Virgin.
Now, all that is left for Andreas to do is find the killers before more die, stop the robbery of the century, and get married in the process on the neighboring island of Mykonos.