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.
Where Antiquity And Modern Life Collide: The Acropolis rises above Athens, Greece, the city at the center of writer Petros Markaris' Inspector Costas Haritos crime series. While many view Athens as the birthplace of democracy, Markaris says that to him the city also showcases the uglier side of modern society.