TOUCHSTONE is scheduled for a January 2008 pub date, which means it goes on sale December 26. So you can ask Santa for a book store gift certificate, and spend Boxing Day deep in the 1920s:

It’s eight years after the Great War shattered Bennett Grey’s life, leaving him with an excruciating sensitivity to the potential of human violence, and making social contact all but impossible. Once studied by British intelligence for his unique abilities, Grey has withdrawn from a rapidly changing world–until an American Bureau of Investigation agent comes to explore Grey’s potential as a weapon in a vicious new kind of warfare. Agent Harris Stuyvesant desperately need Grey’s help entering a world where the rich and the radical exist side-by-side—a heady mix of the powerful and the celebrated, among whom lurks an enemy ready to strike a deadly blow at democracy on both sides of the Atlantic.

Here, among a titled family whose servants dress in whimsical costumes and whose daughter conducts an open affair with a man who wants to bring down the government, Stuyvesant finds himself dangerously seduced by one woman and—even more dangerously—falling in love with another. And as he sifts through secrets divulged and kept, he uncovers the target of a horrifying conspiracy, and wonders if he can trust his touchstone, Grey, to reveal the most dangerous player of all ….

Building to an astounding climax on an ancient English estate, Touchstone is both a harrowing thriller by a master of the genre and a thought-provoking exploration of the forces that drive history—and human destinies.


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  1. Roxanne on July 26, 2007 at 10:09 am

    Nice cover. I look forward to reading it. In fact, I wonder if I can pre-order it from Crossroads and have it signed before it’s shipped. Hmmm. I think I will look into that.

    I hope it feels good to see the book finally “done.” And I hope you are doing well. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  2. CindyD on July 26, 2007 at 10:16 am

    It will definitely go on my Christmas list! Are you touring for it? If so, I hope you come to Phoenix/Tempe!!

  3. wildoakvirginia on July 26, 2007 at 10:25 am


  4. Devorah on July 26, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Woo Hoo…bit late for Hanukkah, but just in time for that week between the two big holidays when one might sit down and be swept away to another world after all the busy-ness. Can’t wait, but will.

  5. corgimom on July 26, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    We have to wait until 12/26??
    Thanks for sharing this bit…I think.
    I’m still trying to navigate into the VBC and will chat more there.

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