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A second chilling thriller featuring Alex Mavros - the new name in crime fiction IRAKLIS - a mysterious Greek terrorist group. A rogue offshoot of the communist party. At its head, a man with many names. An elusive master assassin who has been in exile for ten years. ALEX MAVROS - 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 - 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. THE LAST RED DEATH is an intriguing and atmospheric new thriller from the highly-acclaimed Paul Johnston, in which the sins of the fathers come back to haunt their children
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Paul Johnston was born and grew up in Scotland. He now spends much of his time on a small Greek island, but regularly visits the UK. THE BLOOD TREE is his fourth novel to feature Quintilian Dalrymple. His first, BODY POLITIC won the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger.Review:
'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 - '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 - 'Excellent' - Philip Kerr on A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE - 'Johnston brings an intelligent perspective to the dark excitement of the thriller' - Nicholas Blincoe, Observer on WATER OF DEATH - 'Another fine example of great storytelling' - Sunday Telegraph on THE HOUSE OF DUST
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine. First Edition; First Printing. The author's second novel with Paul Mavros, half-Greek, half-Scottish PI in Greece. Dust jacket protected in clear mylar wrapper; bubble wrapped, boxed, and shipped with USPS Tracking (USA only). Signed on title page. Seller Inventory # 001701
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110340825618