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His early Quintin Dalrymple thrillers were set in a near future Edinburgh, but his Alex Mavros trilogy, of which THE GOLDEN SILENCE is the 3rd, occurs in the Greek islands and Athens where the driven half Scots half Greek amateur investigator is drawn into local cases often linked to his own past. Colourful and frantic, a plunge into the dark side of paradise.
Evil lives in modern-day Athens. When private investigator Alex Mavros is asked to trace a missing teenage immigrant from the former Soviet Union, he doesn't see any link with the plague of violent killings afflicting Athens.As he follows the trail to the missing girl, Mavros encounters the terrifying enforcers known as the Father and Son. He discovers that the present day killings have their roots in the brutal military dictatorship; and that he has put himself and the woman he loves in mortal danger...
'Dark, terrifying and still shadowed by its past, [Greece] is a city that nurses its secrets until the tenacious Alex Mavros rips the curtain aside. This is a grippingly good read.' - Val McDermid
'Packed with suspense, intrigue and original storylines...With this gripping, vicious thriller, Paul Johnston proves yet again why he deserves his place on the crime-writing pedestal beside Ian Rankin and Quintin Jardine.' - Daily Record
'A fast-paced book that keeps twisting and turning.' - Morning Star
Publication date: 17/04/2009
Publisher: Mira Books an imprint of Harlequin Mills & Boon
|Publication date:||17th April 2009|
|Publisher:||Mira Books an imprint of Harlequin Mills & Boon|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
Paul Johnston is one of the UK's most highly regarded and exciting crime writers. He rocketed onto the scene with his debut novel, Body Politic, which won the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Memorial Dagger for best first novel in 1997. Set in a futuristic Edinburgh run by a supposedly benevolent totalitarian regime, it introduced the maverick investigator Quintilian Dalrymple. A further four novels (forming a quintet, by design, oh yes) consolidated Quint's position in contemporary crime fiction's Premier League of engaging and unusual heroes. Body Politic has recently been optioned for film/ TV, and Paul is working on a new ...More About Paul Johnston