Prey on Patmos (Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mysteries)

By Jeffrey Siger

Saint John wrote the apocalyptic e-book of Revelation over 1900 years in the past in a cave on Greece’s jap Aegean island of Patmos. When a respected monk from that holy island’s thousand year-old monastery is murdered in Patmos’ city sq. in the course of Easter Week, leader Inspector Andreas Kaldis of Greece’s Twenty-First Century detailed Crimes department is named upon to discover the killer ahead of all hell breaks loose…in a fashion of speaking.
Andreas’ impolitic look for solutions brings him face-to-face with a scandal haunting the world’s oldest surviving monastic community. On the pristine Aegean peninsula of Mount Athos, remoted from the remainder of humanity, twenty monasteries take a seat conserving the secrets and techniques of Byzantium amid a lifestyle nearly unchanged for greater than 1500 years. But at the present time this sacred safe haven harbors smooth overseas intrigues that threaten to damage the very middle of the Church…in an issue of days.

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And it’s now not worthy jeopardizing us. ’ Lila smiled. ‘That’s great to listen to. ’ She checked out her watch and sighed. ‘We’re past due besides. So, what’s happening? ’ She pointed at her stomach. ‘Don’t fear, I’m in no to do any further silly such things as I did ahead of. ’ ‘Promise? ’ ‘Promise. ’ Andreas advised her every little thing: from the first actual cellphone name ordering him to Patmos up via his dialog with Tassos and Kouros thirty mins in the past. whilst he complete Lila stared at him, now not asserting a notice for an entire minute. ‘We’re bringing a toddler into this international. ’ He regarded down. ‘I comprehend. Don’t fear, I’ll remain. ’ ‘No. You don’t comprehend. We’re bringing a toddler into this international. We needs to do no matter what we will to make it a greater position. ’ ‘I’m unsure that attempting to get the Russians to maintain a Greek challenge will make the realm a greater position. ’ ‘But I’m certain doing not anything will make it worse. ’ Andreas smiled. ‘You’re tricky. ’ Lila let loose a breath. ‘But if you’re going to attempt to drag this off, there’s just one solution to get and retain that Russian’s realization past a perfunctory “Hello, how are you, great to satisfy you. ” i do know him, and if you'd like him to incorporate you in his partying …’ She waved her hand within the air. ‘No doubt what you’ll desire. ’ ‘And what may that be? ’ She smiled. ‘To positioned it within the universal vernacular, “the most well-liked piece of ass on the earth. ”’ Deadpan, Andreas acknowledged, ‘But try to be at your mom and dad. ’ Lila pointed at him. ‘Very solid solution. ’ Then laughed. ‘So we’ll need to locate you the second one most well-liked. And just one, simply because when you appear with multiple he’ll get insecure, imagine you’re attempting to compete with him. If it’s simply you and a girl he’ll carry you into his crowd, just like the spider delivering its net to the fly. It’s a online game those men play to turn out they’re males. They’ll maintain you occupied through making you are feeling very important, whereas hustling the lady away with can provide of no matter what she desires to pay attention. ’ ‘How are you aware loads approximately this? ’ ‘Remember, I’m the most well liked. ’ She smiled. ‘Dickless forms like that experience attempted all of it on me. yet you’re the one smooth-talking stud who … uhh … scored. ’ ‘Ms Vardi, what language. ’ Lila smiled. ‘I want i may give you extra, yet for the time being I’m afraid I can’t. ’ ‘But I can’t hazard utilizing a hooker, or even the most well liked lady at the strength is out of the query. it's going to seem like a setup if the Russian ever discovered. And as soon as he hears what i must say, he’ll try and make certain every thing. How am I going to discover an individual through this night? ’ ‘I comprehend the correct individual. She’s already on Mykonos, and completely plausible. ’ ‘What do suggest “utterly believable”? ’ ‘Barbara. ’ ‘She’s your ally! ’ She additionally used to be the most unpredictable humans on the earth, even if Lila and her neighbors hottest characterizing Barbara’s habit as ‘spontaneous. ’ Andreas attributed their charitable perspective to the truth that Barbara used to be wealthy, younger, and lovely. It was once a lot an identical approach that individuals referred to as an outdated, wealthy nut-job ‘eccentric,’ instead of the extra becoming ‘raving lunatic.

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