REVIEW: ‘Santorini Caesars’ by Jeffrey Siger

The next book in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Series, Santorini Caesars, will be out September 6. You won’t want to miss this one.

 

Jeffrey Siger, the former Wall Street attorney-turned-author, ups the ante in Santorini Caesars, due next month. Put this one at the top of your reading list.

 

Santorini Caesars by Jeffrey Siger

 

Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Series

Jeff lives half of the year in  Mykonos. He spends his time speaking with the locals, and is immersed in the happenings of the “movers and shakers”. He’s incredibly tuned-in to the idiosyncrasies of modern Greece. Add to that his experience as a lawyer, and a vivid imagination, and you have the recipe for some pretty riveting stories.

The series features Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, who is one of the good guys. He doesn’t believe in payoffs, has no tolerance for corruption, and he stands up for the little guy. Andreas takes his oath to serve and protect seriously, and he doesn’t care how many politicians he ruffles in his pursuit of the truth. 

Santorini Caesars is the 8th installment in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery Series.

 

Related: Review of Devil of Delphi

 

Inspiration for Santorini Caesars

Jeff revealed the inspiration for his latest book.

“I wanted to place this book on Santorini and explore where Greece might be headed in these uncertain times. However, trying to anticipate societal change in a novel that’s written a year before it’s actually published, always runs the risk that events might overtake what you’ve written. So, I took the easy way out and let my characters drive the plot to wherever they thought it should go. Andreas and his crew didn’t let me down. They came up with a host of military and political types straight out of today’s reality, and a plot I hope never comes true.”

 

About Santorini Caesars

A protest in Athens ends in murder. But this is no ordinary protest-gone-wrong killing. This hit was planned to make the cops look bad and create chaos to overshadow some forthcoming dirty deeds. The stakes are higher, as the victim is the daughter of a general. 

Andreas is called in to investigate. When the reluctant general finally talks, he lets Andreas in on a little secret: military brass is gathering for a hush-hush conference on the island of Santorini; he insinuates that the only agenda item is planning a coup d’etat.

It’s a plausible happening in a country embroiled in political and economic crisis, so Andreas sends his best men to eavesdrop on the conference. They discover more than they bargained for. Is a coup imminent? Who’s behind the carefully orchestrated hit? Is the general hiding something? And why isn’t he helping with the investigation? Andreas risks everything to protect his country, and find out the truth.

 

Review of Santorini Caesars

The action hits fast and furious in the opening pages of Santorini Caesars. As the plot unfolded, I could imagine it actually happening. Jeff crafts a very plausible  and well-conceived story, with more than a few unexpected turns along the way. From the beginning, I thought to myself, “Wow. I hope this story doesn’t come true!” You’ll start to wonder if it’s really going to happen (and hope it’s not). You won’t be able to put it down. Jeffrey Siger does not disappoint. I don’t know how he does it; each book is better than the last. I do know that when Andreas finally retires, this reader will be very sad. Don’t just put this book on your list — put it at the top of your list. Pre-order

 

What’s next

This fall, look for a short story, “Someone’s Moved the Sun.” The story, set in Greece, will appear in the forthcoming anthology, Sunshine Noir.

Book #9 is already in the works for a 2017. Though Jeff won’t divulge the plot right now, he did say that “Lesbos and Chios keep trying to nudge their way in.”

 


A nationwide book tour will begin in September at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention (Jeff is the convention chair). He’ll come to the Chicagoland area for a reading at Centuries & Sleuths on December 2nd.  


 

Santorini Caesars (A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery – Book 8)

By: Jeffrey Siger

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

ISBN-10: 1464206031

ISBN-13: 978-1464206030

Publication date: September 6, 2016

 


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Maria A. Karamitsos

Maria A. Karamitsos

Founder & Editor at WindyCity Greek
For 10 years, Maria served as the Associate Editor and Senior Writer for The Greek Star newspaper. Her work has been published in GreekCircle magazine, The National Herald, GreekReporter, HarlotsSauce Radio, Women.Who.Write, and more. Maria has contributed to three books: Greektown Chicago: Its History, Its Recipes; The Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook; and the inaugural Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal.
Maria A. Karamitsos

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