Devil of Delphi: A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery
Poisoned Pen, Oct 6 2015, $26.95
Some containing poisons like bleach, counterfeit booze with perfect labels of name brand liquors overwhelm Greece and end up threatening the lives of people and the legitimate of the industry. While Greek Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis and his team confiscate a lot of the illegal alcohol, places as far away as Russia and Britain does likewise; but the police know they barely skimmed the surface.
When a Greek dies from drinking the bad booze, Kaldis and his team investigate the homicide hoping to prevent more, but fearing an epidemic of poisoned alcoholic deaths. At the same time, the Teacher employs hitman Kharon to add needed muscle to insure her hostile takeover of the lucrative wine smuggling industry.
The seventh Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Greek police procedural (see Sons of Sparta and Mykonos after Midnight) is an engaging cautionary whodunit due almost entirely to the macabrely captivating lead villains; their vastly different moral code makes for a tenuous relationship. Only the hero matches them in depth as his unit members comes across somewhat interchangeable.