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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (84 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Siger Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chief Inspector Kaldis Mysteries Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781455195954
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When the body of a boy from one of Greece’s most prominent families turns up in a dumpster in one of Athens’ worst neighborhoods, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis of the Greek Police’s Special Crimes Division is certain there’s a message in the murder. But who sent it, and why?

Kaldis’ politically incorrect search for answers takes him deep into the sordid, criminal side of Athens and its nightlife and on to the glittering society world of Athens where age-old frictions between new money and old breed jealousy, murder, revenge, revolutionaries, and some very dangerous truths.

Jeffrey Siger combines his unique perspective and insider-like knowledge of Greece to create a highly entertaining yet thought provoking novel—for Assassins of Athens is a Greek tragedy of another sort.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jeffrey Siger’s Assassins of Athens is a teasingly complex and suspenseful thriller set in a place where history—ancient or recent—can be a motive for murder. Siger and his protagonist, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, are getting sharper and surer with each case.”

    Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author

  • “[A] suspenseful trip through the rarely seen darker strata of complex, contemporary Greece.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As the noose of the conspiracy tightens, Rudnicki emphasizes the tension felt by the victims, their families, and the police. Jeffrey Siger’s eye for detail and Rudnicki’s commanding narration keep listeners fascinated.”

    AudioFile

  • “Siger creates a heady mix of Greek politics and culture, drawing on the ancient practice of banishment, the country’s student revolutionaries, and its notoriously corrupt officials…This is international police procedural writing at its best.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “This audiobook will appeal to young adults and adults alike, to anyone who likes suspense in an exotic locale, a fast-paced mystery with many unexpected twists and turns, and who enjoys matching wits with the detective in charge.”

    SoundCommentary.com

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denis Barlow | 4/21/2013

    " Excellent second book by Jeffrey Siger "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harvee | 2/26/2013

    " Almost a five - great plot and setting - Athens and Mykonos - using the ancient Athenian custom of ostracising by vote as a basis for the plot. Here's my review "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Ann | 8/31/2012

    " Enjoyed this one, it was a little predictable and felt like the story line was not as involved as Murder in Mykonos (same characters). There was not as much suspense. It was worth the time I spent on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 n7of9 | 7/16/2012

    " i'm really enjoying these..the hard ass cops aren't too cheesy and the greek references not to pathetic...the writer's fascination with the greek psyche is quite amusing - sometimes missing the point, but amusing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Bishop | 11/12/2011

    " A gripping and fast-moving thriller that keeps the pace up almost to the end and shows a sharp, if somewhat jaundiced, awareness of Athenian life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/11/2011

    " love police mysteries and set in foreign countries.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gena | 5/14/2011

    " This book was a semi-decent police procedural, interesting because of its locale, but not nearly as good as the Donna Leon Venice series. Probably more like a 2.75 to be persnickety. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 3/22/2011

    " Did not enjoy as much as author's "Prey on Patmos." Probably not in the mood for reading a mystery. Wanted more background on Greece for upcoming trip. good descriptions of streets in Athens. Will be looking for same landmarks when we go there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/26/2011

    " A good read, though a bit more into political machinations than I really like. Much of the conflict arises from money vs. new money issues. Good characters and a nice feel for the underbelly of Athens; it's kind of cool to have a mystery set in Greece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celia | 2/14/2011

    " A new author for me and a new setting, modern Greece. It was a page turner and only about half as improbable as a Dan Brown novel. I enjoyed it, and I might read another by the same author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leeann | 12/29/2010

    " Enjoyed this one, it was a little predictable and felt like the story line was not as involved as Murder in Mykonos (same characters). There was not as much suspense. It was worth the time I spent on it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 6/12/2010

    " A good read, though a bit more into political machinations than I really like. Much of the conflict arises from money vs. new money issues. Good characters and a nice feel for the underbelly of Athens; it's kind of cool to have a mystery set in Greece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 3/8/2010

    " Mr. Siger visited our Huron Anythink and gave a talk. Very interesting man. I am very much enjoying the story and his writing. I am learning a lot about Greece and their politics.

    I enjoyed this story and I am looking forward to reading more of Mr. Siger's books. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffrey Siger

Jeffrey Siger was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received degrees in political science and biology from Washington and Jefferson College and in law from Boston College Law School. He practiced law at a major Wall Street law firm and at his own New York City law firm until giving it up to write full time in Mykonos, Greece. The Greek press called his work “prophetic,” and Euro Crime described him as a “very gifted American author.” The city of San Francisco awarded him a 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.” 

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.