James Houston Turner has joined with virtual tour company "Pump Up Your Book" for his 2012 Greco's Game Tour, where he will be reviewed and interviewed on more than a dozen blogs and media outlets across America.
Speaking from his home in Adelaide, South Australia, James says he decided to participate in a virtual tour so that readers unable to attend one of his limited bookstore appearances would not have to miss out. You can read the official press release about Greco's Game and his tour by clicking HERE. You can also visit his Pump Up Your Book webpage, which contains his tour schedule and information about some exciting giveaways by clicking HERE.
Greco's Game picks up where his acclaimed bestselling thriller, Department Thirteen leaves off. Voted the USA Book News "Best Thriller of 2011," Department Thirteen went on to win a gold medal in the 2012 Independent Publisher ("IPPY") Book Awards (thriller/suspense), and a gold medal the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (action/adventure).
Here is the full synopsis of what awaits Turner's signature hero, former KGB colonel Aleksandr Talanov, in Greco's Game:
Colonel Aleksandr Talanov -- the “ice man” -- is married to a woman he wishes he could love. But he can’t, and it's an ugly consequence of his training with the KGB. Even so, no one should have to experience what Talanov experienced: the brutal murder of his wife in front of his eyes.
Wracked with guilt and suspected of plotting her death, Talanov spirals downward on a path of self-destruction. He should have been killed, not her. He was the one whose violent past would not leave them alone. Months tick by and Talanov hits rock bottom on the mean streets of Los Angeles, where he meets a hooker named Larisa, who drugs and robs him.
But in the seedy world of prostitution and human trafficking ruled by the Russian mafia, this hooker made the big mistake of stealing the ice man’s wallet. In it was Talanov’s sole possession of value: his wedding photo. Talanov tracks Larisa down to get that photo because it reminds him of everything that should have been but never was, and never would be because an assassin’s bullet had mistakenly killed his wife.
Or was it a mistake?
The answer lies in Greco’s Game, a chess match played in 1619 that is famous for its Queen sacrifice and checkmate in only eight moves. In an unusual alliance, Talanov and Larisa team up to begin unraveling the mystery of what Talanov’s old KGB chess instructor regarded as the most brilliant example of how to trap and kill an opponent.
The question is: who was the target?
To order a copy of Greco's Game on Amazon USA, click HERE.
To order a copy of Greco's Game from Barnes & Noble USA, click HERE.
To order a copy of Greco's Game UK, click HERE.
To order a copy of Greco's Game from Angus & Robertson Australia, click HERE.
To visit Aleksandr Talanov's Facebook page, click HERE.
To visit James Houston Turner's website, click HERE.
JAMES WILL BE APPEARING IN THE FOLLOWING BOOKSTORES DURING SEPTEMBER.
WHEN: 20 Sep 12
WHERE: Barnes & Noble La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX
CONTACT: Caren Creech Berlanga
WHEN: 25 Sep 12
WHERE: Barnes & Noble Arboretum
10000 Research Blvd., #158, Austin, TX
CONTACT: Charley Rejsek Carroll
HIS 2013 TOO UGLY TOUR ITINERARY WILL EXPAND ON HIS 2011 TOO UGLY TOUR ITINERARY.
To contact James with questions about his tour or about having him speaking in your school, write to him at jameshoustonturner[at]gmail.com. James never charges for speeches, but you can support him by purchasing copies of his books through the links above. Here are the cities from his 2011 tour:
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