Prey on Patmos

Author(s): Jeffrey Siger
Genre: Mystery
Original Publish Date: Jan 04, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.78 hours)
Product Number: Z100096152
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481570527
Narrator/s: Stefan Rudnicki
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Saint John wrote the apocalyptic Book of Revelation over 1,900 years ago in a cave on Greece's eastern aegean island of Patmos. But now there has been a murder. A revered monk from that holy island's thousand-year-old monastery is murdered in Patmos' town square during Easter week. Called in on the matter is Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis of Greece's Special Crimes Division. Kaldis must find the killer before all hell breaks loose-in a manner of speaking. Kaldis' impolitic search for answers brings him face-to-face with a scandal haunting the world's oldest surviving monastic community. On the pristine aegean peninsula of Mount Athos, isolated from the rest of humanity, twenty monasteries sit protecting the secrets of Byzantium amid a way of life virtually unchanged for more than 1,500 years. But today this sacred refuge harbors modern international intrigues that threaten to destroy the very heart of the Church-in a matter of days.

Professional reviews

"Here's a case in which an acclaimed narrator diminishes the excitement of a murder mystery. Gravelly voiced Stefan Rudnicki adds a somber background to this installment in a well-respected police procedural series. Another narrator might have injected more passion through cadence and intonation, but Rudnicki keeps the tone low-key--so low sometimes that his voice almost disappears. The island of Patmos, the site of more than a thousand years of Christian meditation, is said to be the place where John the Apostle received the Book of Revelation. Now there's intrigue among the monastery inhabitants and among factions of Eastern orthodoxy, all explored by Inspector Kaldis, who is working on a murder. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"