The Greek Press called the work of Jeffrey Siger “prophetic,” Eurocrime described him as a “very gifted American author...on a par with other American authors such as Joseph Wambaugh or Ed McBain,” and the City of San Francisco awarded him its Certificate of Honor citing that his “acclaimed books have not only explored modern Greek society and its ancient roots but have inspired political change in Greece.”
Jeff was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received degrees in political science and biology from Washington and Jefferson College and in law from Boston College Law School (together with the academic honor, Order of the Coif).
He began practicing law at a major Wall Street law firm. While there, he helped establish the leading organization in New York City for private-practice lawyers seeking to volunteer for public service, and served as Special Counsel to the citizens group responsible for reporting on New York City prison conditions. His investigation into a politically charged suicide in one of its jails resulted in a report The New York Times covered as its lead, front page story, and Newsweek magazine called the greatest example of the newest form of unofficial art, the Investigative Report.
He left Wall Street to join his own New York City law firm. There he continued as one of its name partners-litigating high-stakes society scandals and other delicate public and private matters of domestic and international consequence-until giving it all up to write full-time among the people, life, and politics of his beloved Mykonos, and spearfish in its Aegean waters.