Greece, 1940. In the
port city of Salonika, with its wharves and brothels, dark alleys and Turkish
mansions, a tense political drama is being played out. As Adolf Hitler plans to
invade the Balkans, spies begin to circle—and Costa Zannis, a senior police
official, must deal with them all. He is soon in the game, working to secure an
escape route for fugitives from Nazi Berlin that is protected by German
lawyers, Balkan detectives, and Hungarian gangsters—and hunted by the Gestapo.
Meanwhile, as war threatens, the erotic life of the city grows passionate. For
Zannis, that means a British expatriate who owns the local ballet academy, a
woman from the dark side of Salonika society, and the wife of a shipping
With extraordinary historical detail and a
superb cast of characters, Spies of the Balkans is a stunning
novel about a man who risks everything to fight back against the world’s evil. Download and start listening now!