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The Golden Silence

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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.

Alex Mavros series:
1. Crying Blue Murder
2. The Last Red Death
3. The Golden Silence

If you like Paul Johnston you might also like to read books by Stuart Macbride and Quintin Jardine.

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Synopsis

The Golden Silence by Paul Johnston

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...

Reviews

'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

About the Author

Paul Johnston

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 edition to celebrate the book's tenth anniversary. Quint's adventures have been published across the globe, from the USA, to Greece, to Japan, to Denmark, and points between.

Paul was born in Edinburgh in 1957. He lived there before going to Oxford to study ancient and modern Greek. He has a longstanding relationship with Greece - its language, its history and its culture - and spends much of his time there. He has a Greek wife, Roula; their daughter Maggie was born in 2006. Paul also has a nineteen-year-old daughter, Silje, from his previous marriage. His knowledge of Greece and its people led to a trilogy of novels featuring another cult detective, the half-Greek, half-Scottish Alex Mavros - they are A Deeper Shade of Blue, The Last Red Death (winner of the Sherlock Award for Best Detective Novel, 2004) and The Golden Silence. They were all critically acclaimed. The Golden Silence is currently being developed as a film in Greece.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on Paul Johnston...

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.

Alex Mavros series:
1. Crying Blue Murder
2. The Last Red Death
3. The Golden Silence

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Publication date

17th April 2009

Author

Paul Johnston

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Publisher

Mira Books an imprint of Harlequin Mills & Boon

Format

Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780778303237

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