ratings · Published: Sep 14th, 2014
When Elias Palamara is recruited by a secret Greek political group to deliver two mysterious boxes to a man in America at the end of the Civil War, he little dreams how his life will change. The intended recipient is dead. Elias gives in to his curiosity and opens the box to discover $100,000 U.S. dollars. He decides to keep the money and make a new life for himself. Narrowly escaping becoming embroiled in a plot to kill the new president, Andrew Johnson, he makes his way to Mississippi, where he meets an interesting cast of characters, including the beautiful Anita Craig, who becomes his wife.
The intriguing tale intertwines the stories of a Jewish widow, a mute Southern boy, a black cook, and a bewitching Greek girl.
Part adventure, part romance, all captivating story, Place Of No Return takes the reader to the depths of despair and the heights of love as it traces the circle of life through the eyes of Elias Palamara. Nothing since Gone With the Wind has so brilliantly captured the essence and richness of the South.