"Romantic adventure at its' finest"
Her mother inherited the estate from her own father years
ago, but did nothing with it because the land is in
Dhereria, Cypress while she and her husband live in
Florida. However, when her spouse becomes so ill with
cancer that the medical bills leave the family bankrupt,
her mother decides it is time to sell her inheritance. She
gives Alexa Karras power of attorney so that the former
University of Miami researcher can sell the property.
Alexa flies to the Mediterranean island to sell the land.
However, her cousin Nick, a former member of an
organization trying to remove the Turks from the island,
opposes the sale and reluctantly seems to help Alexa though
he creates barriers instead. Nick's wife Eve is much
friendlier with the visiting second generation American.
Eve asks Alexa to search for the origin of a Byzantine
crucifix, but that leads to the police interrogating her.
Soon Alexa meets fellow Yank Peter Winters and a romance
IN THE SHADOW OF THE GREEN LINE provides a tremendous look
at Cypress, a tumultuous spot that is quiet especially when
compared to Afghanistan and the nuclear poker over
Kashmir. The story line is a powerhouse when it focuses on
how Alexa sees the island and its people. The romance is
an unnecessary detour away from a deep unique look that
shows Sophia Petrou has the talent to entertain and
education, but needs to stay on the critical path.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 15, 2002