Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: December 26, 2007
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553904485
ISBN - 13: 9780553904482
From the Publisher
Hailed for her rich and powerful works of psychological suspense as
well as her New York Times bestselling mysteries, Laurie
R. King now takes us to a remote cottage in Cornwall where a
gripping tale of intrigue, terrorism, and explosive passions begins
with a visit to a recluse upon whom the fate of an entire nation
may rest-a man code-named . . .
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abilities, Grey has withdrawn from a rapidly changing world-until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 investigate for
himself Grey's potential as a weapon in a vicious new kind of
warfare. Agent Harris Stuyvesant desperately needs 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.
From the Hardcover edition.