Touchstone: A Stuyvesant & Grey Novel

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Touchstone: A Stuyvesant & Grey Novel

by Laurie R. King

Random House Publishing Group | December 30, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King takes us to a remote cottage in Cornwall in this gripping tale of intrigue, terrorism, and explosive passions that begins with a visit to a recluse code-named . . .

Once studied by British intelligence for his excruciating sensitivity to the world's turmoil, Bennett Grey has withdrawn from the world-until an American Bureau of Investigation agent comes to assess Grey's potential as a weapon in a new kind of warfare.

Agent Harris Stuyvesant needs Grey's help to enter a realm where the rich and the radical exist side by side-a heady mix of power, celebrity, and sexuality that conceals the free world's deadliest enemy. Soon Stuyvesant finds himself dangerously seduced by one woman and-even more dangerously-falling in love with another. As he sifts through secrets divulged and kept, he uncovers the target of a horrifying conspiracy, and wonders if he can trust anyone, even his touchstone.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 560 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: December 30, 2008

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553586661

ISBN - 13: 9780553586664

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Touchstone: A Stuyvesant & Grey Novel

Touchstone: A Stuyvesant & Grey Novel

by Laurie R. King

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 560 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: December 30, 2008

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553586661

ISBN - 13: 9780553586664

About the Book

Hailed for her powerful works of psychological suspense as well as her "New York Times"-bestselling mysteries, King now presents a work that is both a harrowing thriller and a thought-provoking exploration of the forces that drive history--and human destinies.

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Chapter One Eight days after stepping off the Spirit of New Orleans from New York, Harris Stuyvesant nearly killed a man. The fact of the near-homicide did not surprise him; that it had taken him eight days to get there, considering the circumstances, was downright astonishing. Fortunately, his arm drew back from full force at the last instant, so he didn''t actually smash the guy''s face in. But as he stood over the prostrate figure, watching the woozy eyelids flicker back towards consciousness, the tingle of frustration in his right arm told him what a near thing it had been. He''d been running on rage for so long, driven by fury and failure and the scars on Tim''s skull and the vivid memory of bright new blood on a sparkling glass carpet followed by flat black and the sound of the funeral dirges that-well, the guy had got off lucky, that was all. He couldn''t even claim it was self defense. The cops were right there-constables, he should call them, this being England-and they''d already been moving to intercept the red-faced Miners'' Union demonstrator who was hammering one meaty forefinger against Stuyvesant''s chest to make a point when Stuyvesant''s arm came up all on its own and just laid the man out on the paving stones. A uniformed constable cut Stuyvesant away from the miner''s friends as neatly as a sheepdog with a flock and suggested in no uncertain terms that now would be a good time for him to go about his business, sir. Stuyvesant looked into the clean-shaven E
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New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King takes us to a remote cottage in Cornwall in this gripping tale of intrigue, terrorism, and explosive passions that begins with a visit to a recluse code-named . . .

Once studied by British intelligence for his excruciating sensitivity to the world's turmoil, Bennett Grey has withdrawn from the world-until an American Bureau of Investigation agent comes to assess Grey's potential as a weapon in a new kind of warfare.

Agent Harris Stuyvesant needs Grey's help to enter a realm where the rich and the radical exist side by side-a heady mix of power, celebrity, and sexuality that conceals the free world's deadliest enemy. Soon Stuyvesant finds himself dangerously seduced by one woman and-even more dangerously-falling in love with another. As he sifts through secrets divulged and kept, he uncovers the target of a horrifying conspiracy, and wonders if he can trust anyone, even his touchstone.

From the Jacket

New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King takes us to a remote cottage in Cornwall in this gripping tale of intrigue, terrorism, and explosive passions that begins with a visit to a recluse code-named . . .

Once studied by British intelligence for his excruciating sensitivity to the world's turmoil, Bennett Grey has withdrawn from the world-until an American Bureau of Investigation agent comes to assess Grey's potential as a weapon in a new kind of warfare.

Agent Harris Stuyvesant needs Grey's help to enter a realm where the rich and the radical exist side by side-a heady mix of power, celebrity, and sexuality that conceals the free world's deadliest enemy. Soon Stuyvesant finds himself dangerously seduced by one woman and-even more dangerously-falling in love with another. As he sifts through secrets divulged and kept, he uncovers the target of a horrifying conspiracy, and wonders if he can trust anyone, even his touchstone.

About the Author

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of eight Mary Russell mysteries, four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and the bestselling novels A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping Watch. She lives in northern California.


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Editorial Reviews

"This suspense novel unfolds slowly, but King is so adept at telling a story that the pace never lags. …. an entertaining mix of ambition, intrigue, social unrest and unfettered idealism."-Arizona Republic

"Cinematic…richly, even lushly, imagined." -Booklist, starred review

"Intelligent and nuanced . . . Indelible characters . . . a plot as tight as a drum. What more could you want?" -Seattle Times

"An Anglophile's treat of sixth sense and sensibility." -Entertainment Weekly
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