Fit for Fate: A Tale of Byzantine Intrigue in Modern Athens

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Fit For Fate

"Gene Stratton...
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Fit For Fate

"Gene Stratton is among the most erudite suspense novelists, and his knowledge of the material always shines through."
--Robert Eversz, author of Killing Paparazzi

Cornish Conundrum

"A joy to read, with plenty going on, lots to perplex and please."
--Robert Barnard, recipient, Diamond Dagger Award

"Follows the fine tradition of Daphne Du Maurier in offering much to savor and entertain...in a well-researched Cornish setting."
--Peter Lovesey, recipient, Diamond Dagger Award

"Excellent atmosphere, good mystery...I love it."
--Paula Gosling, prize-winning mystery author

Killing Cousins

"Genealogy, genetics and keen detective work mesh."
--Publisher's Weekly

"I read Killing Cousins with enjoyment...[Stratton] writes English with a practiced fluency, tells his tale well [and] deserves a wide public."
--Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse mysteries.

A plague of troubles revolves around Greek Police Director Spyro Roussos. His American opera singer lover, Victoria, is stalked by a professional terrorist. His superior, who plots to become dictator, schemes to replace Roussos with a sadistic crony. The American Ambassador's niece, Marilyn, is kidnapped by an unlikely group and rescued by another mysterious, deadlier group.

Meanwhile, forces try to involve Greece in a Balkan War that will start World War Three. Two men love Marilyn. The Ambassador doesn't like one, Embassy Security Officer Bob Jensen. Marilyn falls in love with Roussos's son with Greek-god-like features, Dimitri, but that can have complications. In this Byzantine atmosphere, Athens is seen in all its splendiferous, but threatened, glory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595287543
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/14/2003
  • Pages: 261
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2004

    A wonderful tale of mystery

    Greek Police Director Spyro Roussos has a life filled with terror and troubles. While it seems his entire life is coming together, his troubles have just begun. His mistress, opera singer Victoria Renfrew, has a stalker who will not leave her alone. Besides his need to protect her from the stalker, his caseload has him stretched to the max. He is assigned to find the American Ambassador¿s niece, Marilyn Pickering after she is kidnapped. He has no idea where the clues will lead him. Political forces seek his demise as he works hard to maintain his dignity, honor and life. Victoria feels torn between her love for Spyro and her career as an opera singer. She feels as though she is losing her mind when her stalker begins to appear everywhere. She finds herself kidnapped, and risks her life to get free. Although she manages to get lose, her stalker walks away as he was not captured. Victoria struggles with her self to decide between love and money, as well as in how to set Spyro free from him code of ethics. Fit for Fate contains all of the elements needed for a wonderful tale of mystery, romance and knowledge. There is a lot to be said for Greek history and way of life that shines through this novel. Eugene Aubrey Stratton has created the perfect background for a plot that will grip the reader and leave them wondering just how much political power one man can be given, and how many forces are against the government of a country. With strong characters, Fit for Fate comes across to the reader as a mind-boggling story that reeks of havoc. Mr. Stratton has used his knowledge of Greece and their culture to create a novel that will stick in the minds of readers from any culture. Set in modern Athens, the setting gives you a feeling of a tour guide. As Marilyn gets a tour of the country, the reader sees the scenery through the eyes of a naive young woman. My lack of knowledge of Greece made this novel all the more interesting as I learned about the culture and political intrigue of a country I would love get to know more about. I would highly recommend this novel to any lover of Greece, Political war or opera.

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