Fire On The Island: A Romantic Thriller

July 7, 2020|
Fire On The Island: A Romantic Thriller by Timothy Jay Smith
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For lovers of crime fiction and the allure of the Greek islands, Fire on the Island is the perfect summer read. 

** "Smith offers the perfect blend of intrigue, romance, and travelogue."
Publishers Weekly ** 

FIRE ON THE ISLAND is a playful, romantic thriller set in contemporary Greece, with a gay Greek-American FBI agent, who is undercover on the island to investigate a series of mysterious fires. Set against the very real refugee crisis on the beautiful, sun-drenched Greek islands, this novel paints a loving portrait of a community in crisis. As the island residents grapple with declining tourism, poverty, refugees, family feuds, and a perilously damaged church, an arsonist invades their midst.
 
Nick Damigos, the FBI agent, arrives on the island just in time to witness the latest fire and save a beloved truffle-sniffing dog. Hailed as a hero and embraced by the community, Nick finds himself drawn to Takis, a young bartender who becomes his primary suspect, which is a problem because they’re having an affair. Theirs is not the only complicated romance in the community and Takis isn’t the only suspicious character on the island. The priest is an art forger, a young Albanian waiter harbors a secret, the captain of the coast guard station seems to have his own agenda, and the village itself hides a violent history. Nick has to unravel the truth in time to prevent catastrophe, as he comes to terms with his own past trauma. In saving the village, he will go a long way toward saving himself.
 
A long time devotee of the Greek islands, Smith paints the setting with gorgeous color and empathy, ushering in a new romantic thriller with the charm of  Zorba the Greek while shedding bright light on the very real challenges of life in contemporary Greece.

 
Tim has traveled the world collecting stories and characters for his novels and screenplays which have received high praise. Fire on the Island won the Gold Medal in the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition for the Novel. He won the Paris Prize for Fiction for his first book, A Vision of Angels. Kirkus Reviews called Cooper’s Promise...
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Title:Fire On The Island: A Romantic ThrillerFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.56 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.56 inPublished:July 7, 2020Publisher:Arcade CrimewiseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1950691608

ISBN - 13:9781950691609

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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