Marcus Giannou, press secretary for a Minnesota senator, joins his mother on a hasty trip to Kremasti, the village of her birth, to deal with a family crisis-the betrothal of her niece to an agent of the military junta that controls Greece with brutality and torture. What secrets from the past this enigmatic man holds over the family are a mystery until Marcus begins to untangle a complex web of betrayal and deceit that centers around a rare icon of the Virgin Mary painted by the Byzantine master, Theophanes the Greek.
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About the Author
Peter Georgas, author of Dark Blues, The Empty Canoe, The Fifth Slug, The Curse of the Big Water, and Theophanes' Virgin earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. Following a decade in advertising, he joined the staff of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis as the museum's first full time publicist. Later, along with his family, he moved to Austria, where he was Director of the Salzburg Seminar. He and his wife now live in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis.