George V. Reilly

Review: Siren of the Waters

Siren of the Waters
Title: Siren of the Waters
Author: Michael Genelin
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Soho Crime
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 304
Keywords: mystery
Reading period: 1 August, 2010

Jana Matinova is a senior Slovak police officer following the trail of a master criminal across half of Europe. His old rivals think he’s dead and are squabbling over his legacy.

The book is more in­ter­est­ing in the long flashbacks to her early career under the Communists than in the fairly pre­pos­ter­ous present-day plot, which relies too heavily on co­in­ci­dences and clichés.

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