"Siger's perfectly plotted sixth mystery set in Greece... paints
travelogue-worthy pictures of a breathtakingly beautiful— if politically corrupt—Greece."
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
#2 Fiction Best Seller (Denver)
The Godfather as a descendant of the Spartan 300
Did the warriors of ancient Sparta simply vanish without a trace along with their city, or did they find sanctuary at the southernmost tip of Greece's mountainous Peloponnese? That stark, unforgiving region's roots today run deep with a history of pirates, highwaymen, and neighbors ferociously repelling any foreigner foolishly bent on occupying this part of Greece. Less well recorded are the Mani's families' strict code of honor and their history of endless vendettas with neighbors and with their own relatives. No wonder their homes looked like fortresses.
When Special Crimes Division Detective Yianni Kouros is summoned from Athens to the Mani by his uncle, Kouros fears his loyalty to his boss, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, is about be to be tested by family pressure on the detective to act in some new vendetta, for this uncle once headed the Mani's most significant criminal enterprise. Instead, Kouros learns the family is about to become rich through the sale of its property—until the uncle is killed, and thus the deal. Acting swiftly to head off a new cycle of violence, Kouros solves the murder. Or so it seems until, back in Athens, Andreas' probe into deeply entrenched government corruption leads straight back to the Mani. Both cops now confront a host of unexpected twists, unanticipated players, unanswered questions—and people yet to die.
"Siger's perfectly plotted sixth mystery set in Greece... paints travelogue-worthy pictures of a breathtakingly beautiful—if politically corrupt—Greece."
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
"a lively, gritty plot, an abundance of local color and two righteous heroes."
"Filled with local color, action, and humor, this story will give readers a taste of modern Greek culture and its ancient roots."
"Surprisingly funny, Sons of Sparta is a raunchy romp that will leave readers chuckling at the antics of the two irreverent detectives... Larger-than-life characters, an intriguing setting and plenty of twists make Sons of Sparta an irresistible mystery."
"[I]t's always fun to read a book that quenches my thirst for new places. Sons of Sparta, which takes place in Greece is a great book for that...You'll love watching how this investigation weaves together so many different people, motives, and crimes."
"Jeffrey Siger's masterful storytelling weaves mystery, Greek history, and current events in Greece, into thought-provoking, page-turning novels. Sons of Sparta is the sixth book in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Series, and it could be his best yet. This work captures the essence of today's Greece, while reflecting back to the rich history of the Mani region...As I read the book, the story unfolded like a film. I could see all the action in my mind's eye. Hello? Hollywood? Here's a great story!"
—The Greek Star
"Have a mystery book lover on your Christmas list? If you do, Sons of Sparta by Jeffrey Siger is sure to satisfy... Sons of Sparta has all the elements of a rapid-firing murder mystery—multiple bodies, suspects and motives galore, red herrings, hot trails, cold finishes, and an absolutely splendid ending... This is author Siger's sixth book in his mystery series featuring Inspector Kaldis. He paints a vivid picture of Greek living and dying, with history and culture throughout. The Greek spin on the classic mystery genre is a welcome addition to the mystery canon."
—Der Bingle's Christmas Shopping Guide
"Jeffrey Siger has a hit with Sons of Sparta, a great story and mystery that keeps you guessing till the end."
"To get into a proper Greek frame of mind, for the last five years the first book I read upon arriving in [the Greek island] Skiathos is the latest novel by Jeff Siger. He writes an excellent mystery series featuring Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis."
—Deadly Pleasures Magazine
"It's always nice when someone I like writes a great book, and that's what Jeffrey Siger has done with his sixth mystery, a real dazzler set in modern Greece and featuring his brilliant, if sometimes besieged, hero, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis.”
"Jeffrey Siger's books are a feast for the mind and the senses: an intriguing mystery to solve, one of the best teams of detectives in all of crime fiction, and a wonderful setting all skillfully blended with action, humor, and a touch of steamy sex. I know that I'm preaching to the choir with many, but as for those of you who have yet to read a mystery by Jeffrey Siger... what are you waiting for?"
"I have grown to like Andreas very much in his previous five mystery novels, and am always glad to see a new one hit the shelves... Sons of Sparta is not to be missed."
"Siger always manages to beautifully combine a police procedural with some of that black humor that allows police to get through the daily grind of dealing with corruption and crime. Although he's been known to almost predict the next Greek crisis, in this case, Siger's story of crime and corruption has a much more personal angle. The story of the Mani, descendants of the Spartans, and those formidable Spartan mothers, is a fascinating story of lawlessness and revenge."
—Lesa's Book Critiques
"Author Jeffrey Siger and Poisoned Pen Press continue their winning collaboration with this sixth entry in the excellent Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series."
—Buried Under Books
"This series is really close to my heart...Discovering this author gave me a renewed interest in the Greek culture, society and history."
"[Sons of Sparta] was one of my [three] faves of the year."
—Poisoned Pen Bookstore picks for 2014 for The Big Thrill
"Sons of Sparta was an amazing book. I loved the plot and the storyline towards it...well thought out and wonderfully plotted...a read you cannot pass up."
—Quirky Book Reviews
"Siger is a gifted writer, he allows the reader to step out of their life and travel to Greece."
Poisoned Pen Press, hardcover, October 2014, ISBN: 978-1464203145
Poisoned Pen Press, paperback, October 2014, ISBN: 978-1464203169