The Dance of Dimitrios is a mystery novel that mixes some of the horrors of illegal immigration with everyday events. DCI Lambert, who works for Europol - the European equivalent of the FBI - is sent to Greece in order to solve a cold case.
Detective Chief Inspector Mike Lambert knows about people trafficking and the problems it causes governments throughout the world. Greece is the gateway into Europe for countless Middle-Eastern migrants, political refugees and terrorists. The story involves
the discovery of a woman's body found floating in the River Ardas in Northern Greece. Believed to be of Middle-Eastern origin, she is buried in a communal grave along with other Islamic victims of drowning and promptly forgotten. When it is later revealed
that she is actually an Englishwoman called Marjory Braithwaite - who has been living for some years in Greece - the British government turns to Europol for help. Realising that this probably means murder, DCI Lambert is dispatched to Greece.
Set in Northern Greece, an area mostly undiscovered by tourists, this mystery thriller will have you gripped from the start. There are several books featuring DCI Mike Lambert who is an
intriguing character. Inevitably there is a bit of backfilling to let the reader know about some of his previous cases which will hopefully whet your
appetite for the other books in the series. Like a gently meandering river, the story starts off slowly at first, gradually building up to involve police forces in England, Greece, Bulgaria until it reaches its peak, sucking in everyone in its way. There
are lots of red herrings and guesses as to who killed Marjory Braithwaite as well as wonderful descriptions of this unspoilt area. Well worth a read!