A "mesmerizing novel" by "a master storyteller."
—New York Journal of Books
The New York Times 2012 "pick for the beach"
STARRED REVIEW: "Superb...a winner"—Publishers Weekly
#7 Fiction Bestseller (Denver)
In an isolated olive grove on the idyllic Aegean island of Tinos, revered by pilgrims around the world as the Lourdes of Greece, the remains of two bodies charred beyond recognition are discovered chained together amid bits and pieces of an incinerated Greek flag. An enraged press screams out for justice for the unknown victims, until the dead are identified as Gypsies and the story simply falls off the face of the earth.
Is it a Gypsy clan war, a hate crime, or something else? With no one seeming to care, the government has no interest in resurrecting unwanted media attention by a search for answers to such ethnically charged questions and orders the investigation closed.
But Andreas Kaldis, feared head of Greece's special crimes division, has other plans. He presses on in his inimitable, impolitic style to unravel a mystery that yields more dead, a modern secret society rooted in two-hundred-year-old ways, and a nagging suspicion that his answers lay in the sudden influx of non-Greeks and Gypsies to Tinos.
It is there, on Tinos, Andreas learns of priceless hoards of gold, silver, art, and precious gems quietly amassed over centuries out of the offerings of grateful pilgrims. He has found a motive for murder and an irresistible inspiration for robbery.
All that is left for Andreas to do is find the killers before more die, stop the robbery of the century, and get married in the process.
"Target: Tinos is another of Jeffrey Siger's thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Greek locales."
—The New York Times (a 2012 "pick for the beach")
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
"Fast-paced, this thriller also serves as a kind of modern travelog and mini-history lesson on Greece rolled into one...interesting and highly entertaining."
"Mr. Siger is one of those rare writers whose finger is always on the pulse of modern day upheavals. He is never afraid to tackle and expose uncomfortable subjects—subjects most writers avoid...An authoritative and compelling voice, Mr. Siger is a master storyteller and Target: Tinos a mesmerizing novel."
—New York Journal of Books
"A crisp style...a complex portrait of contemporary Greece...another solid whodunit."
"Throbs with the pulse of Greek culture... engaging series."
"The books are all ... the best international police procedurals similar perhaps to those of Donna Leon."
"[Siger] knocks it out of the park once again with Target: Tinos."
—The Greek Star
"A great tale as the whodunit and the 'Greek Lourdes' island make for a winning combination...Action-packed fans will relish this trip to the Aegean."
"Jeffrey Siger's books appeal to all sorts of readers...a multi-leveled puzzle...a mini trip to the 'real' Greece...a satisfying read on every level."
—Best Sellers World
"This fast-moving story set in modern Greece...is quite an upbeat book. You can almost smell the sea air and feel the bright sun of the Cyclades on your head as you read."
—New Mystery Reader
"Yet another well written, page-turning who-dun-it... Jeffrey Siger's writing is captivating."
"Siger's books have a richness lacking in many mysteries. Target: Tinos just adds to Jeffrey Siger's reputation as a storyteller who can bring a country, and a mystery, to life."
—Lesa's Book Critiques
"A definite keeper...I am a history buff and this author definitely knows his subject. This book is a gem and is an exciting read."
—The Feathered Quill
"I have enjoyed all four of these books and recommend each of them as a very good read."
"I found this police procedural hard to put down...Highly recommended."
"Highly recommended...compelling, well-crafted police procedural...in which all of his country's problems seemingly converge into one case."
—Mystery Scene Magazine
"Target: Tinos is a thrilling, culturally-packed ride through the underbelly of Greece's immigrant society...delivers exactly what suspense novel fans love and expect from their favorite books!"
"One reads Siger's books not only to see Andreas and his sidekicks solve a crime, but also to learn about Greek history, culture, and current issues... This book is a wonderful read...terrific."
—Read Me Deadly
Poisoned Pen Press—an imprint of Sourcebooks, hardcover, June 2012, ISBN: 978-1590589762
Poisoned Pen Press—an imprint of Sourcebooks, paperback, June 2012, ISBN: 978-1590589779