Inspector Costas Haritos is under pressure to solve the mystery lurking behind a rash of public suicides before the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. In the process he unveils dramatic secrets buried in the victims' past. Translated by David Connolly.
To crime writer Petros Markaris, the Athens of today is both a peaceful Balkan haven and a symbol of the ugliness of modern, corrupt societies. In his detective novels, Markaris takes on the financial and social crises sweeping Greece.