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Santorini Caesars

(Andreas Kaldis #8)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  26 reviews
When a young demonstrator is publicly singled out and assassinated by highly trained killers in the heart of protest-charged Athens, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis is convinced the killing was meant not to take out a target, but as a message. A message from whom? To whom? And why?

Kaldis’ search for answers leads him and his team to the breathtakingly beautiful island of Sa
Paperback, 456 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Poisoned Pen Press
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Murder and might!

A young demonstrator racing for sanctuary at the university grounds of Athens is chased by police in balaclavas and gunned down steps from safety. There is an uproar!
Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis is called in to investigate. What was needless police brutality appears to be something very different. Given more credence when it's discovered that this is the child of a Brigadier. Kaldis' investigations lead to intrigue and planning at the very highest level, with possible internat
Even if you've never been to Greece (and I haven't), Jeffrey Siger takes you there in his Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis mysteries. It's Greece with all it's beauty, political corruption, conspiracy, and crime. This year, we're off to the islands in Santorini Caesars, just as intricately plotted, but with maybe a little more humor than previous books.

It's not unusual for student demonstrators to escape back to the sanctity of the university when pursued by the cops, but when one demonstrator is
Craig Sisterson
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, europe
While British and Scandinavian authors tend to dominate the conversation about European crime writing, there are some very fine authors operating in other continental locales. Crime-loving bibliophiles can easily take a literary Contiki tour, sampling tasty tales from France to Russia and all sorts of spots in between.

Greece is packed with tourist hotspots. Thanks to Wall Street lawyer turned crime scribe Jeffrey Siger, it's also home to a superb modern-day mystery series. SANTORINI CAESARS is
Peter T. Tomaras
Feb 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I found this a mediocre read. The writing is plebeian, plagued by ceaseless dialogue through which the author enlightens us. While I found the story line timely and an interesting (fictional) commentary on current political challenges in Greece, and while I always enjoy reading about places I've been privileged to visit, there is little suspense or surprise here. Perhaps earlier Inspector Kaldis books were superior. With this one, I could put it down at any place, any time, and virtually never w ...more
June Matthews
Too political

This is the 4th book I've read and all the others I really enjoyed but this one was too political.
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Good enough story, bad writing -- two and a half stars
I've followed this series from the beginning and prefer his earlier books in this series. I've been lucky enough to visit Greece and most of its islands and that is one reason I follow his series - to bring back memories. The memories weren't there since it took place in the winter but I still enjoyed reading about the places we visited. This book was wrapped up too much with Greek politics and I did skip through some of those parts. It might be a timely read for Greeks but with the United State ...more
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very recently read #9 in the series, have gone back to read the one immediately preceding, and then may go back to beginning of series. That will be a challenge. My two local libraries don't have many of his books, and not back to the beginning, and some only in downloadable audiofiles.

Certainly captivating. This one takes place a while after the Greek election of September 2015, preceding the first book that I read in this series. It does help to have a sense of the characters and situations. I
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another fascinating read from Jeffrey Siger. Once again he burrows beneath the glamorous surface of Santorini to expose the hidden political agenda of a group determined to overthrow the Prime Minister. The juxtaposition of Greece's difficult political and economic climate set against the idyllic beauty of her islands is breathtaking.
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
While Jeffrey Siger is not a fine literary writer, he is one fine storyteller. I also appreciated his details about the Island of Santorini. Not sure I liked some of the Americanisms that Siger tosses into his stories.

However, I like his very human character detective Andreas Kaldis and plan to read other of Siger's detective novels set in Greece.
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
In Jeffrey Siger's Kaldis series, we get hard-nosed cop investigations, male camaraderie, street violence, stimulating sex, and mouth-watering descriptions of Greek food, and, at the same time, learn about Greek history and politics pulled right from current headlines. What a great way to be entertained and get the real (ie non-fake) news!
Elaine Tomasso
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank Netgalley and Poisoned Pen Press for an advance copy of Santorini Caesars, the eighth of Mr Siger's Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis novels which are all set in a different part of Greece.
The novel opens with the death of a young demonstrator after being pursued by armed men who appear to be either policemen or in the military. Kaldis leads the investigation which centres on a group of military officers who are disgruntled with the left wing government in power and he bugs th
Cathy Cole
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Siger the Soothsayer has the uncanny knack of foreseeing chaos in the beautiful country that is Greece and then writing about it in such a way that readers see and hear and taste and feel that turmoil. I rely on his Chief Inspector Kaldis books to learn about Greece, its history and landscape, as well as get a true picture of its government. Now Kaldis is showing us that other countries are taking advantage of Greece's dire economic straits and its corrupt politicians. This makes for some nail-b ...more
Jean Kolinofsky
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thank NetGalley for providing this book in exchange for a review. Jeffrey Siger's Inspector Kaldis stories take the reader on a tour of Greece. Through his words I have toured Athens, Mykonos, Patmos, Tinos and Delphi.

Santorini Caesars opens with the death of a young protestor in Athens who is gunned down by two shooters dressed to implicate police involvement. Kaldis and his team identify the victim as the daughter of a general, who raises the question of military involvement. The Caesars, a
Hannelore Cheney
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great entry in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series. The professional assassination of a young girl ends with a meeting on the beautiful island of Santorini by Greece's top military leaders. Kaldis and his team look for answers, trying to come up with a reason for this gathering. Greece is in turmoil, the people are angry, the government is chaotic and totally inept/corrupt and the future seems doomed. Kaldis and his wife are at the point where they're wondering if trying to bring s ...more
Robert Scott
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Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Every book in the Chief Inspector Kaldis series is like taking a mini vacation to Greece. In Santorini Caesars, Kaldis is called upon to investigate the high profile case of the shooting death of the daughter of a high ranking military officer. It soon becomes apparent that the father knows a little more about who might be responsible for his daughter's death than he is letting on. Is he keeping information from Kaldis because he is embarrassed because his daughter was killed during an anti gove ...more
spyros manolopoulos
Fast pace and exiting; a good read!

Inspector Kaldis never fails to deliver. Another excellent addition to the series, spiced with few new interesting characters, albeit with an uncertain future... The story told from the beautiful island of Santorini, vividly described by the author, who has also a very good understanding of modern Greek politics and Greeks!...
Antonis Yannopoulos
Balancing between fiction and reality, Jeffrey Siger weaves an amazing story of conspiracy and crime in modern Greece. This book totally deserves 5 stars, and i'll anxiously expect the next episode in the Andreas Kaldis series.
Patricia M. Hawkins
He does it again--saving Greece

Singer makes you believe that Greece is in good hands, even though the reality is something else. Topical and a draw for tourists, in spite of the hard times the country is experiencing at the moment.
Reff Girl
Consistantly good series that always pleases. Thanks Jeffrey!
Marina Sofia
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Entertaining but also very much of the present moment, with its rather accurate rendering of political situation in Greece at the moment.
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the unique setting & the interplay of the main plot line with at least one subplot. The pacing was good & the ending was satisfying.
Jessica Howard
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, mystery
This one made me laugh out loud a few times. I think this series just keeps getting better!
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I am an American living on the Aegean Greek island of Mykonos. A Pittsburgh native and former Wall Street lawyer, I gave up my career as a name partner in my own New York City law firm to write mystery thrillers that tell more than just a fast-paced story. My novels are aimed at exploring serious societal issues confronting modern day Greece in a tell-it-like-it-is style while touching upon the co

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Andreas Kaldis (10 books)
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  • Target: Tinos  (Andreas Kaldis, #4)
  • Mykonos After Midnight (Andreas Kaldis, #5)
  • Sons of Sparta (Andreas Kaldis, #6)
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  • An Aegean April (Andreas Kaldis, #9)
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