Grace Helmer is an American who saw her father murdered when she was a child. Iraklis, a mysterious Greek terrorist group, was responsible. Two businessmen are murdered in Athens. The trademark piece of olive wood is found with the victims' bodies. Iraklis is back. And Grace Helmer employs Mavros to track down her father's killer.
Iraklis is a mysterious Greek terrorist group - A rogue offshoot of the communist party. At its head is a man with many names - an elusive master assassin who has been in exile for ten years. Alex Mavros is a half-Greek, half-Scottish investigator - a man driven by the desire to find his missing brother, last heard of at an underground resistance meeting during the dictatorship. Grace Helmer is an American who saw her father murdered when she was a child. Iraklis was responsible. Two businessmen are murdered in Athens. The trademark piece of olive wood is found with the victims' bodies. Iraklis is back. And Grace Helmer employs Mavros to track down her father's killer.
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'THE LAST RED DEATH is a compelling, carefully crafted, top-notch thriller. Paul Johnston is playing at the top of his game' GEORGE PELECANOS 'The character of Mavros and the portrait of Greece make THE LAST RED DEATH stand out from the crowd' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT 'I loved Paul Johnston's Quint Dalrymple series, and Alex Mavros is shaping up to be just as good, if not better' PETER ROBINSON 'A new departure for an immensely talented author, and the change of scene from the Scotland of the earlier books to the author's new home of Greece pays great dividends' Barry Forshaw, Publishing News on A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE 'A sensual portrait of modern Greece, as well as a great page-turner: taste the salt, feel the heat as you follow the dramatic story!offers much more than the crime fiction genre usually encompasses: a rich and intelligent story, with fascinating characters' Scotland on Sunday on A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE 'First-rate crime fiction with an original twist' - Sunday Telegraph on THE BONE YARD
About Paul Johnston
Paul Johnston was born in 1957 in Edinburgh, where he lived before going to Oxford University. He made his home on a small Greek island for several years and now divides his time between the UK and Greece. He is the author of six highly-acclaimed previous novels: BODY POLITIC, won the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger for best first crime novel, THE BONE YARD, WATER OF DEATH, THE BLOOD TREE, THE HOUSE OF DUST and featuring PI Alex Mavros, A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE.
The Last Red Death by Paul Johnston
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