""This third book in a series featuring the detective Hermes Diaktoros is by far the most successful to date." "
On the morning of her wedding day Chrissa Kaligi is cruelly jilted. Her fiancé, the local doctor, has disappeared and is later found in an isolated churchyard, the victim of a cruel and disfiguring attack. The people of the small town of Morfi show a marked reluctance to investigate the crime, a reflection of the doctor's unpopularity in the village. However, Hermes Diaktoros is not so easily put off. Determined to investigate the strange goings on in the village he soon uncovers in addition to the minor skulduggery of local characters a much more sinister tale.
Never one to let an injustice pass, Hermes Diaktoros must expose the true criminal in the town, thwart the machinations of former bureaucrats and repair the fractured relationships that surround him: all whilst doggedly refusing to reveal to the interested townspeople anything of his own identity.