REVIEW: ‘An Aegean April’ by Jeffrey Siger

Jeffrey Siger ups the ante in his highly anticipated 9th novel in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery series, An Aegean April. Find out!


Book review: An Aegean April by Jeffrey Siger

Jeffrey Siger, an American who lives half the year in Mykonos, has become one of my favorite authors. I’ve reviewed all of his books, and waited for An Aegean April with great anticipation. I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. Read on to learn more about Jeff’s 9th novel, due January 2, 2018.

Author Jeffrey Siger in Chicago
Author Jeffrey Siger at a book talk earlier this year in Chicago. IMAGE: STAFF

 

About An Aegean April

All the novels in Jeff’s Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery series are based on contemporary issues in today’s Greece. When in Greece, Jeff learns from the locals, and truly has his finger on the pulse of what’s happening. Then he uses his instincts as an attorney to weave his magic. This time, the refugee crisis on Lesvos takes center stage, bringing to light a side of the story rarely seen or discussed — the traffickers, the false promises of the EU, and more. People are profiting from the refugee crisis — at the cost of human lives.

An Aegean April takes us to the island of Lesvos, to the heart of the refugee crisis. When the prominent ally of an NGO announces that he’s seeking a more humane way to deal with the refugee crisis, he’s brutally murdered. A refugee is accused of the crime; he was merely at the wrong place at the wrong time, and proves a convenient scapegoat.

The real killer is an international madman who will take out anyone who gets in his way. Enter Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, head of Greek Police’s Special Crimes Division. Recall that Andreas is one of the good guys. He doesn’t care which politicians he aggravates, and whose toes he steps on, to get to the truth. He doesn’t believe in scapegoats or being politically correct, because he always does the right thing. The chief soon learns who he’s dealing with, but how can he prove it?

In the meantime, the killer takes more lives, and wreaks even more havoc. And just when it looks like Andreas may have found a case he can’t solve, help comes from a most unlikely source.

An Aegean April by Jeffrey Siger
The 9th book in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series, An Aegean April, will be available on January 2, 2018.

 

Review of An Aegean April by Jeffrey Siger

Buckle up, because there are some twists and turns in this book that’ll knock you out of your seat. Jeffrey Siger gives us another skillfully written thriller, and cements his status as a master of the modern murder mystery. An Aegean April zeroes in on today’s Greece, at the heart of the refugee crisis, and takes no prisoners. Jeff is so adept at capturing the plight of Greece and its crises, while at the same time, showing his love for his adopted country. This book will make you rethink what you know about the refugee crisis and its accompanying players. Jeff knocks it out of park once again. So now I’m back to where I am every time I finish one of his books — I have to wait another year for the next one. Jeff’s been researching in Greece all summer, and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.


An Aegean April (Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mysteries)

By: Jeffrey Siger

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (January 2, 2018)

ISBN-10: 1464209456

ISBN-13: 978-1464209451


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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

This article has 2 Comments

  1. Thank you, Maria, for the honor of being reviewed by you. I know of no one who “gets” my work any better than you. It’s reviewers like you that keep authors writing! Happy Holidays.

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