Well, the contentious election is (mostly) behind us, and a once-in-a-century global pandemic still rages. This is a challenging time for the country and the world, but I hope that everyone can manage to have a happy, restful, and safe holiday season.
Some book news:
First, the mass-market paperback edition of The Deserter is now available. I love the new cover design that Simon and Schuster has created for it, and I am excited for the opportunity to reach an even larger audience. I got my hands on a copy, and it feels like the perfect book to crack open while lounging on the beach. If you’re not at the beach in December, it also makes a particularly chunky stocking stuffer. You can pick up your copy here. And if you’re interested in gifting a hardcover copy, Barnes & Noble is still offering specially-bound signed editions.
In other news, I am currently hard at work on the sequel to The Deserter, which will see CID Agents Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor team back up on a new case. They are sent to Berlin to investigate the murder of a fellow CID Agent whose body is found in a neighborhood heavily populated by recent Arab refugees. Was this an act of terrorism? What was the murdered agent doing in Berlin? Can Brodie and Taylor trust the American Embassy officials and German law enforcement officers they must work alongside? Needless to say, all is not what it seems.
The book will be a stand-alone title, while also continuing the larger narrative threads introduced in The Deserter. I am very excited about how it is shaping up, and eager to share it with you all. We don’t have a pub date yet, though I can say with confidence that it will come out after my father’s next solo effort––a John Corey book entitled The Maze which will be published in 2021.
That’s all the news for now. I hope everyone stays safe, healthy, and mostly sane. Here’s to a better New Year ahead ––