Think Breaking Bad, Greek style
In ancient times, Delphi stood at the center of the world, a mountainous, verdant home to the gods, where kings and warriors journeyed to learn of their fates from its Oracle, and disobeyed its preaching at their peril.
In modern day Delphi, a young Athens emigree seeks to re-build his life in anonymity among its pastoral, rolling hills and endless olive groves. But the man’s dark past is too celebrated, and his assassin skills are too much in demand for his fate to be left to his own hands.
When he’s given no choice but to serve the ruthless aims of an international criminal mastermind, he agrees, but on his terms. His methods bring unexpected death to a member of one of Greece’s most prominent and feared political families, and draws Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis into the eye of a political and media firestorm threatening to bring down the nation’s government.
It is a gripping, fast-paced story played out against a backdrop of World Heritage Sites, an annual global trillion-dollar legitimate alcoholic beverage industry preyed upon by counterfeiters of the industries’ most celebrated brands, and political infighting among Greek revolutionaries, movers and shakers. Kaldis and his team soon find themselves battling purveyors of life-threatening adulterated booze, struggling to bring a cold-blooded killer to justice, and laboring to outthink a political chess-master determined to destroy Kaldis’ ailing boss, Greece’s Minister of Public Order—all without turning themselves and their families into deadly targets.
From “GoodReads” Review
Tonight Jeff Siger and I will have a conversation about Devil of Delphi the seventh book in his Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery series. You might recognize the name since this will be the fourth time we’ve talked about his life as a writer of mysteries…and so much more.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to listen to my conversation with Jeff on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website.
This is an encore presentation. I hope you enjoy it.
With degrees in Classical Civilizations and Journalism from NYU, this daughter of Greek immigrants studied both of her passions. Now, Yvette’s love for her heritage and her writing have come together again in her debut novel, WHEN THE CYPRESS WHISPERS.
In addition to her Emmy Award, Yvette has received several Emmy nominations, a Silurian Award for Excellence in Journalism and The New York City Comptroller and City Council’s Award for Greek Heritage
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Sculptor Annita Faitaki “gives form to the energy” of the earth. Faitaki’s organic abstract sculptures are spheres, bodies, and discs that contain faces or face-like amorphisms. They are universally recognizable, but not standard. Faitaki pushes existing forms to surreal limits to explore the dualism of one’s psyche: the good and the evil in each person. Her work deals with our need to live our lives finding harmony within this duality. As people forge their own paths, they seek completion and plentitude, and Faitaki’s sculptures explore these elements in powerful, passionate, and symbolic archetypal forms.
Faitaki was born on the island of Crete, Greece and has since lived and worked in both Athens and New York City. Her background gives her the perfect perspective to explore not only the duality of the psyche, but of past and present, memory and modernity. Her works are created from passions of the past, attitudes of the present, and the fears and hopes for the future. They are universal in this, and timeless.
From the Agora Gallery Press release.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Annita on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website.
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An Encore presentation of my conversation with Costa Boutsikaris, director of INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective, from October, 2015
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An Encore presentation of my conversation with Anders Nilsen, author of Rage of Poseidon, from February 2015
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A conversation with Peter Constantine one of the editors of THE GREEK POETS: Homer to the Present. It originally aired on January 14, 2010
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A Conversation with Daniel Klein, author of Every Time I Find The Meaning Of Life, They Change It, January 21, 2016
ABOUT Every Time I Find The Meaning Of Life, They Change It
Daniel Klein’s fans have fallen in love with the warm, humorous, and thoughtful way he shows how philosophy resonates in everyday life. Readers of his popular books Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . and Travels with Epicurus come for enlightenment and stay for the entertainment.
As a young college student studying philosophy, Klein filled a notebook with short quotes from the world’s greatest thinkers, hoping to find some guidance on how to live the best life he could. Now, from the vantage point of his eighth decade, Klein revisits the wisdom he relished in his youth with this collection of philosophical gems, adding new ones that strike a chord with him at the end of his life. From Epicurus to Emerson and Camus to the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr—whose words provided the title of this book—each pithy extract is annotated with Klein’s inimitable charm and insights. In these pages, our favorite jokester–philosopher tackles life’s biggest questions, leaving us chuckling and enlightened.
From the Penguin/Random House website
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