The Greek Wall
Nicolas Verdan has written an interesting mystery that incorporates all that troubles contemporary Greek society: the political and economic crisis, corruption, international migration, and border security. It all begins with the discovery of a severed head along the Greek-Turkish border. Agent Evangelos, a Greek intelligence officer, is called in to investigate. One thing seems certain: the victim is not an illegal immigrant. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that a Russian escort and a German-Greek businessman are somehow involved in a sinister death. Agent Evangelos is determined to find out the truth no matter how hard others are trying to cover up the mystery behind the body at the border.
I enjoyed the story, especially the political nature of the content, but I was not a great fan of Mr. Verdan’s style of writing. Agent Evangelos had a habit of rambling on and on, which was at times a little annoying. But he was a complex character, and that did go some way in holding my attention. Despite the things I didn’t like, I think this is still an interesting work that reflects the tough times in modern-day Greece. So, for those who enjoy political mysteries, this is one to consider.
|Author||Nicolas Verdan • Donald Wilson, Translator|
|Page Count||276 pages|
|Publisher||Bitter Lemon Press|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|