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The Names by Don DeLillo is a spiritual thriller that follows an American businessman, James Axton, as he becomes embroiled in a string of ritual murders in Greece and the Middle East. The book is a tragicomic meditation on the changing political and spiritual landscape of the international community at the beginning of the 1980s.
The Island, the novel's first book, begins with James living in Athens and working in the Greek-Turkish region as a risk analyst for the amorphous Northeast Group. A former writer, he chose this post to be close to his son Tap and his estranged wife Kathryn, who works on an archeological dig on the Greek island of Kouros. He maintains a group of American friends in Athens, most of them international envoys for American businesses. Also connected to this group is a mysterious, belligerent Greek called Eliades.
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