Lead Review

  • Book: Zone Defence
  • Location: Athens
  • Author: Petros Markaris



Markaris’s vibrant portrait of Athens…makes his novel so entertaining” Sunday TelegrapPetros Markaris provides the most truthful picture of what it means to live there in the 2000s: the true image of the city is one of black market, corruption across the fabric of society, loneliness and isolation, poverty, racism, an impoverished media-driven culture, and severe pollution. (Arahamites, Amazon)

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