Morse and Lewis investigate when Nicos, the chef from a local Greek restaurant, is found murdered. He had been in England for 6 months and they initially learn little about him other than he was well liked and had no enemies. They eventually learn that he had previously been in England as a sous-chef for Digby Tuckerman, a wheeler dealer whose hotel went bankrupt and is now hoping to open a series of marine theme parks. Morse seeks the advice of Randall Rees a scholarly expert on ancient Greek ships and learns that he too was recently in Greece as the organizer of a symposium on ancient Greek maritime vessels. When Nicos' sister is also killed, Morse must determine who would want them both dead.
Did You Know?
Friday Rees is the daughter of an Oxford don, who named her Frideswide, after the city's patron saint. See more
"Superintendent" is spelt "superintendant" in the closing credits. See more
This is the time of the high flyer, Inspector. Only the brain dead stay on the ground.
Chief Inspector Morse
Ever hear of Icarus?
References Zorba the Greek