Stelios – 18th NOVEL IN THE SERIES
Stelios is devastated when his beloved older brother is diagnosed with leprosy and the shock causes his mother to have a stroke.
The subsequent misfortunes that happen to the family makes him ashamed of them and when he goes to Athens he declares he is alone in the world. Unable to achieve his political aspirations he joins the army shortly before the outbreak of war. Conscientious and efficient he rises through the ranks and when in charge of the finance department develops a scheme to increase his income.
Due to defective eyesight he is not sent to fight, but able to remain in Athens where his earlier association with a German takes him into a dangerous situation. Tomas, his close friend, becomes embroiled in a liaison that could end in tragedy.