If you understand the passion of collecting, if you are fascinated by the perils of the trade at its most extreme, you’ll love this novel.
In 2008, with PASSION AND PERIL ON THE SILK ROAD, I joined the ranks of indie publishers using the innovative Print-on-Demand technology. The novel should have been published by a mainstream publisher in 1995, but long story short, that deal fell through. I tell you this only because the ranks of the self-published contains some really awful crap, and I at least had an NYC agent. (Clap, clap.)
The Kindle edition is on sale till Feb. 22, 2019, for $0.99 in the US and the equivalent in the UK. Here’s the cover blurb:
It starts with a murder in Manhattan.
Before long, Nellie Mackenzie and Taylor Jackson find themselves at opposite ends of the Karakoram Highway. Nellie is headed north through tribal Pakistan, where vengeance killings are a way of life. Jackson is headed south along the desert routes of western China, where smuggling national treasures is a capital offense.
Nellie and Jackson are antiquities dealers. They were once husband and wife. Now the unsolved murder lies between them.
Making their way across the vast historic landscapes of 1990s Central Asia, their companions are murderers, lovers, and a treasure trove of Tang Dynasty statuary. Everyone on this modern Silk Road is seeking justice for betrayals they’ve suffered. No one knows where their sense of honor will take them.
Death lurks at every turn.