The Dance of Dimitrios
By Patrick Brigham
There is a womans body floating in the River Ardas!
The Dance of Dimitrios
A Brief Overview
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 caused to governments throughout the world. Greece is the gateway into Europe, for countless Middle-Eastern migrants, political refugees and terrorists.
The police think the victim is Islamic, but she is not!
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 Mike Lambert is dispatched to Greece.
The author Patrick Brigham has recently written four good mystery books, including Herodotus:The Gnome of Sofia, Judas Goat: The Kennet Narrow Boat Mystery,Abduction: An Angel over Rimini and most recently, The Dance of Dimitrios. He has also recently published his first play, which is called Judicial Review.
Set once more at the end of the Cold War and Communism, his most recent book also features the jazz loving, classic car enthusiast and fictional police murder detective, Chief Inspector Michael Lambert. Faced with political intrigue and in order to solve cases which often involve Eastern Europe, he genuinely needs to understand how old Communists think, during the course of his investigations.
There are few good books on the subject of international crime, especially mystery stories which delve into the shady side of politics. There are also few mystery novelists, who are prepared to address the thorny political issues of arms dealing, money laundering, people trafficking and terrorism, in their mystery crime fiction.
As a recently seconded officer to Europol - the new federal European police force – DCI. Michael Lambert will bring a refreshing new slant to good crime fiction books, as they emerge in the future, from the pen of the author Patrick Brigham.