21 April 1870: The murder of four eminent Europeans, three Britons and one Italian, in Dilesi, a coastal town in eastern Boeotia, by Greek brigands, would come to trigger a crisis between Greece and Great Britain. Their abduction would last ten days. The Massacre at Dilesi, as it came to be known in history, would turn Europe against the country and reveal the profound corruption of the Greek political system and its connection with the tragic event. At the same time, it will expose the development of the Greek state since its founding, the financial interests lobbying in the background, as well and the unmistakable clear intervention of the foreign powers in the workings of the country.
21st April 2013: The horrific murders of European Troika committee members at a central Athenian hotel will, once again, turn the European public opinion against the country. Greece, amidst a multi-sided crisis, will, yet again, be considered a black sheep. The coded message left by the murderer at the scene of the crime will connect the even with the Massacre at Dilesi. The Greek brigands from time past return to life 143 years later.
In his follow-up to the award-winning and internationally selling novel, DIARY OF AN INFIDELITY, Emilios Solomos returns with an exciting, atmospheric tale seeped in history, the past and the present, memory, love, hate, vengeance and duty.