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Less Than a Treason,

aka the 21st Kate Shugak novel,

publishes May 6th.


First time I’ve ever been compared to Elmore Leonard.

Excuse me while I’m over here breathing into a paper bag. And even more important: PW didn’t give anything away, so safe to read.


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“…and enemies, which were legion.”

The Collected Short StoriesThe prosecution had rested the day before with an air of relief. The defense had recalled the investigating officer that morning, extracting without difficulty more evidence over time of many of Washington’s — the defense here coughed deprecatingly — family in the house at McKinley and Alder, as well as evidence of many more sets of smudged and partial prints not belonging to the defendants on the weapon. By the time the defense had excused the officer, opportunity had been extended to fifteen people, or more, if you included Da Prez’s friends, which were few, rivals, which were many, and enemies, which were legion.

—“Siren Song”


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For Christmas, I offer you…the Silk and Song Trilogy in all its glorious completeness. Okay, and a few other things.


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If you’ve been living in a cave for the last month and are wondering what the heck this Silk and Song thing is all about, watch this and find out:

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Or…how about a free copy in e of the first Kate Shugak novel?

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Just remember, everyone of those reindeer is a girl.

Just remember, every one of those reindeer is a girl.

Or for the Liam fans, maybe you missed the crossover novel between the Kate and Liam ‘verses?

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Extra, extra, read all about it!

The Land Beyond, the third and final novel in the Silk and Song trilogy, is now available for downloading from all your finer e-book emporiums! Whoop!

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Johanna and Jaufre left Everything Under the Heavens in search of her grandfather. Tried by treachery, tested by war and challenged by the very Road itself, they have at last found their way to the shores of the Middle Sea and the storied streets of Venice itself, the gateway to the East, only to find Marco Polo on his deathbed. Where do they go from here?

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I’ll be signing the trade paperback edition of The Land Beyond at the Poisoned Pen at 2pm Saturday, December 5th. Pre-order your copy here. Barbara is ordering extra copies of Everything Under the Heavens and By the Shores of the Middle Sea so you can buy all three at once and have me sign them for you.

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Marguerite Gavin says she is beginning the audio recording of Book II. Book I is already available in audio format right here.

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“A horse’s whinny, imperious and insistent, was heard, and Johanna laughed.”


— One —
Talikan, Spring, 1323

A horse’s whinny, imperious and insistent, was heard, and Johanna laughed. “Ihsan! Open the door before North Wind opens it for you!”

The door opened and Johanna shot through the opening as if she had been loosed from a bow. Still, North Wind was there before her.

Ihsan, the stable master, was the only man in Sheik Mohammed’s entire stables who could even marginally handle North Wind without injury. He was certainly the only one courageous enough to saddle and lead the stallion from his stall, and smart enough to flatten himself hastily against the stable wall as the great white stallion moved past him at a gait unsuitable for the relatively cramped quarters of the stable yard. She laughed again, caught a handful of mane and swung herself up on North Wind’s back. He didn’t stop as she settled into place, continuing on toward the double doors of the stable yard, his intent obvious. Either someone would open the doors or North Wind would go right through them.

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“The voyage from Dorian had been speedy but less than smooth, the Ocean of Aptikos in its usual bad temper.”

The Collected Short StoriesAS SMALL AND MEAN and dirty as it was, Crowfoot was profoundly glad to see Pylos on the horizon. The voyage from Dorian had been speedy but less than smooth, the Ocean of Aptikos in its usual bad temper. When at last they made fast to the dock, Crowfoot had Blanca and Pedro first up out of the hold and down the gangway to a terra that was blessedly firma beneath her feet. The Sword was strapped to her back and the saddle on Blanca’s before Sharryn had finished taking leave of the Barka’s captain. Avel was his name, he of the laughing hazel eyes and the tight brown curls and the quick, charming tongue. He had been the only bright spot in Sharryn’s voyage from Epaphus. Sailors.

—”A Woman’s Work”


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