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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Pearce Narrator: Clive Mantl Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Athens, 1912, and the country is on the brink of war. The new Greek Prime minister Venizelos, tired of the Ottoman overlords, has a dream - which he refers to as his 'Great Idea'.

The idea is to form a new nation, uniting all the Greek people scattered around the Mediterranean. Not such a great idea in the view of other countries, among them Britain, who believes in letting sleeping dogs lie. Not to mention cats. Such as the one recently poisoned in Salonica which belonged to the exiled former Sultan.

Unfortunately, as is the way in the Balkans, rumours start flying around: one being that this was a sighting shot for the ex-Sultan himself. Such gossip could start a war, so the British sit up and take notice. Something has to be done. Fast. And low key.

Enter Seymour, of the CID, who has had some experience of this sort of thing before...

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 5/20/2013

    " Good period mystery - and I learned more about early 20th century Greek and Turkish politics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carmen | 6/28/2011

    " this book was set right before the first world war, as his previous book was. It details some of the problems leading to it that happened in the Balkans. It is a bit interesting, but not overwhelmingly so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 12/18/2010

    " This is one of those stories that you must learn a little history if you are going to understand anything at all about it. Thank heaven for Wikipedia. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kaye | 9/27/2010

    " Just an okay mystery found at the library. "

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