Idyllic but remote, the Greek island of Thiminos seems
untouched by the modern world. So when the battered body of a young woman is
discovered at the foot of a cliff, the local police—governed more by archaic
rules of honor than by the law—are quick to close the case, dismissing her
death as an accident.
Then a stranger arrives, uninvited, from Athens, announcing
his intention to investigate further. Hermes’ methods of investigation are
unorthodox, and his message to the islanders is plain—tell the truth or face
the consequences. But Hermes brings his own mystery into the web of dark
secrets and lies. Who has sent him to Thiminos, and on whose authority is he
Rich in images of Greece’s beautiful islands and evoking a
life unknown to most outsiders, this compelling novel leads the reader into a
world where the myths of the past are not forgotten, and forbidden passion
still has dangerous consequences. Download and start listening now!