Secrets, lies, and pain lie under the beautiful and serene mask of the isle of Lesvos, Greece.
Captain Alexandros Savva of the Hellenic Police knows all three first hand. The decade-old murder of his only child haunts him and pushes him to solve every case regardless of how undeserving its victim.
Savva and his team are called to Mount Lepetimnos by an American tourist who finds a man murdered on the summit. After fingerprints identify the victim as Matthias Papatonis, a former Greek mafia enforcer, locals and police brass alike label the murder a revenge killing and declare the case closed.
Amid the arrival of a trafficked woman in his home, rescued by the efforts of Syrian refugees, Savva and his newly-minted Lieutenant, Stelios Booras, question what really happened to Matthias. Twenty years ago Matthias ruined countless lives during his tenure in Athens.
As Savva investigates to see if there's more to the brutal murder than the mafia tying up loose ends, long-buried secrets resurface, as do the people who are haunted by them. For not on the small island of Lesvos, nor on the quiet streets of Mitilini, can secrets be kept forever.
A gritty, emotionally-charged mystery, A Solitary Reaper, is a profound exploration of the love which binds us and the secrets which tear us apart.
- ISBN-13 : 978-1723714245
- 278 pages