Athenian Blues by Koutsakis Pol
Stratos Gazis hates being called a contract killer. What he is is a conscientious fixer. He fixes problems that are only mentioned in whispers. That very few can fix. Things that people are willing to pay handsomely to get done without wanting to know about the small stuff - just that the job was carried out. Stratos is their man provided that his meticulous research shows him that the targets deserve their fate. As he says 'I'm a kind of Robin Hood. I hunt down the villains. And I rob them. Of their lives.' But now in the midst of the Greek economic crisis and political turmoil during a melancholy winter which makes life in Athens even more unbearable than usual this film-noir loving caretaker with the strict moral code is about to get involved in the most high-profile case of his contract killer career. He finds himself caught between the most beloved lawyer in Greece known as 'the guardian of the poor' and his actress and model wife the most desirable woman in the country. They are both in dire need of his killing services but which one is telling the truth?Helped by three childhood friends Costas Dragas a homicide cop Teri a transsexual high-class hooker and Maria the passion of his life he discovers that truth in shattered loves and broken families is as ever a relative thing.