The Dance of Dimitrios is a mystery novel that mixes some of the horrors of illegal immigration with everyday criminal events. Detective Chief Inspector Micael Lambert, who works for Europol – the European equivalent of the FBI – is sent to Greece in order to solve a cold case. DCI Mike Lambert knows about people trafficking and the problems caused to governments throughout the world. Greece is the gateway into Europe, for countless Middle-Eastern migrants, political refugees and terrorists.
The story involves the discovery of a woman’s body found floating in the River Ardas, in Northern Greece. Believed to be of Middle-Eastern origin, she is buried in a communal grave along with other Islamic victims of drowning and promptly forgotten. When it is later revealed that she is actually an Englishwoman called Marjory Braithwaite – who has been living for some years in Greece – the British government turns to Europol for help. Realising that this probably means murder, DCI Mike Lambert is dispatched to Greece.