The Road to Ithaca
The fifth in the Martin Bora WWII mystery series. In May 1941,Wehrmacht officer Bora is sent to Crete, recently occupied by the German army, and must investigate the brutal murder of a Red Cross representative befriended by SS-Chief Himmler. All the clues lead to a platoon of trigger-happy German paratroopers but is this the truth?
Bora takes to the mountains of Crete to solve the case, navigating his way between local bandits and foreign resistance fighters. With echoes of Claus von Stauffenberg, Bora is torn between his duty as an officer and his integrity as a human being.
Praise for the series:
“Lumen’s plot is well crafted, her prose sharp… a disturbing mix of detection and reflection.” Publishers Weekly
“The tone of Liar Moon has a flu-like grimness, appropriate the 1943 setting. Pastor is excellent at providing details (silk stockings, movie magazines, cigarettes) that light up the setting.” Booklist
“Atmospheric, ambitious and cleverly plotted Liar Moon is an original and memorable crime thriller.” Crime Time