An Aegean April (Andreas Kaldis, #9) Read Online Free - The beautiful island of Lesvos, birthplace of the poet Sappho, for centuries an agrarian paradise famed for its anise-flavored ouzo and tasty sardines, has become a flashpoint for the crisis driven by refugees fleeing daily out of Turkey across the narrow Mytilini Strait into Greece. Lesvos, once so serene, has become chaos.
Mihalis Volandes is one of Lesvos' elite, a patriarch of a shipping clan. Living in one of Mytilini's old aristocratic neighborhoods, he's weathered many changes in his long life. When a government policy accelerated the surge of refugees in 2015, he rose to a prominent role in relief efforts which grew increasingly ineffectual.
One evening after working to stir up support for his breakthrough idea striking at the heart of the lucrative human trafficking trade, he returned to his home from the neighboring island of Chios in darkness - only to be sliced in half in his garden by a sword.
A local aid worker is found at the scene, splattered with the victim's blood, and swiftly arrested. Case closed - or would be, if young Ali Sera were not working with SafePassage, an NGO (non-government organization). The American in charge of SafePassage's Lesvos operations is having none of Ali's arrest. Within hours the phone rings in Athens at the office of Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis. Instead of enjoying her few days of R&R in Mykonos, Dana McLaughlin has obtained his number from the Mytilini Harbormaster and requests that the Central Police run its own investigation.
Volandes was a prominent citizen. The crime was particularly gruesome. Was it a personal attack? Does it smell of terrorism? Andreas' minister might become involved. Whether Ali is guilty or being framed, Andreas can't ignore a powerful motive for Volandes' murder. His daring plan, if implemented, would soon shut down the cash pipeline in Lesvos and in Turkey.
And soon a phone call with the Mytilini police commander tips the balance. Kaldis and his team take over. And we're off on a nail-biting ride through Byzantine island politics, deteriorating diplomatic relations, and a world on fire with intrigues and brutal deaths.
This ninth Andreas Kaldis thriller once again links modern Greece to a storied past characterized by the same Byzantine politics, warring factions and sympathies, and the powerful grip of myths on its people.
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January 01, 2018
I learned more about the refugee and political crisis in Europe from Jeffrey Siger's latest Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis mystery than I did from all the news I read or watch. At the same time,An Aegean April was a compelling story with a wonderful twist at the end. It still has all the black hu...
February 12, 2018
This book was better then some of his others. This dealt with the refugee crises that is hitting the shores or Greece.
December 16, 2017
“An Aegean April” by Jeffrey Siger is number nine in the Andreas Kaldis series, but do not worry if you have not read all of the earlier ones, you will be able follow along with life in the Greek Isles without any difficulty.
This is a compelling Greek police procedure set within the current refug...
December 31, 2017
Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis returns in his ninth case when he is asked to investigate the murder of a well known and respected citizen on the island of Lesvos. Lesvos is the destination for many of the refugees passing though Turkey on their way to Northern Europe, and the small island is over...
January 07, 2018
An Aegean April is the ninth book in Jeffrey Siger’s series featuring Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis. I have missed a few in the series, but was happy to find him happy and enjoying his hard-earned success–a long way from his exile in Murder in Mykonos. He still has his nose for murder and his de...
October 12, 2017
I would like to thank Netgalley and Poisoned Pen Press for an advance copy of An Aegean April, the 9th novel in the Chief Inspector Kaldis series of Greek police procedurals.
Mihalis Volandes has devised an alternative solution to the plight of refugees on the island of Lesvos but before he can ac...
December 31, 2017
Jeffrey Siger can always be trusted to bring the country, the history, and the customs of Greece to life and this ninth book in his Chief Inspector Kaldis series is no exception. Kaldis and his team, along with their wives, girlfriends, and children are a true family whose bonds are every bit as...
November 22, 2017
A very good read which blends a procedural with an extremely informative look at modern Greece and the impact of the refuge crisis. You know who the bad guy is (and he's really rotten) even if the players do not so Inspector Kaldis' investigation is aimed at both identifying and nailing him. Alon...
February 04, 2018
Another homerun by author Jeffrey Siger! The development of the characters and plot in each book is familiar and refreshing. I appreciated the way he addresses current issues in their cultural context (the refugee crisis) interwoven within the lives of his characters.
August 03, 2017
I've now read all nine of the police procedurals in this series.