Nicolaos, Classical Athens’s
favorite sleuth, and his partner in investigation, the clever ex-priestess
Diotima, have taken time out of their assignments to come home to get married.
But if Nico was hoping they would be able to get hitched without a hitch, he
was overly optimistic. When they arrive in Athens, there’s a problem waiting
The Sanctuary of Artemis is
the ancient world’s most famous school for girls. When one of the children is
killed, apparently by a bear, and another girl disappears in the night, Diotima’s
childhood teacher asks her former pupil to help them. Diotima is honor-bound to
help her old school.
Meanwhile a skull discovered
in a cave not far from the sanctuary has proven to be the remains of the last
tyrant to rule Athens. The Athenians fought the Battle Marathon to keep this
man out of power. He was supposed to have died thirty years ago, in faraway
Persia. What are his remains doing outside the city walls?
Nico’s boss, the great
Athenian statesman Pericles, wants answers, and he wants Nico to find them.
What makes it all so ominous
is that the skull was discovered by the two students of the Sanctuary of
Artemis who are dead and missing.
What does a decades-dead
tyrant have to do with two young girls? Where is the missing child? Is a killer
bear really lurking beyond the walls of Athens? And who is the mysterious
stranger who is trying to kill Nico and Diotima? Can the sleuths solve the
interlocked crimes and save a child before their wedding? Download and start listening now!