The Ionia Sanction

The Ionia Sanction

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In 5th century B.C., Nicolaus, a young private investigator fresh off successfully helping save democracy in Athens, is again hired by Pericles to help solve the murder of Thorion, Athens' proxenos to Epheus. It's not long before his mission turns far graver - to stop a plot to invade and destroy Athens. With this added urgency, Nico embarks on a mission to Ephesus. His first stop: meeting with Ephesus' proxenos to Athens, who is found murdered, before Nico can question him.

Along the way, Nico encounters almost every possible setback and calamity. He soon finds himself in possession of Asia, who he purchased off a slave block thinking she held a key to his mission. He learns she is the daughter of the most powerful diplomat in Ephesus, Themistocles, also the most famous traitor to Athens in recent history. On his way to return Asia, he encounters his great love Diotima, who had left him to become a priestess, but joins them on their mission. They become the toast of a banquet held by Themistocles, where the lines between loyalty and traitorousness are blurred, and the threat to Athenian democracy is again made abundantly real.

ISBN: 9780312599010

Published Date: November 8, 2011

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

Page Count: 335

Size: 8.83" l x 5.79" w x 1.28" h