Touchstone: A Stuyvesant & Grey Novel
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... show more
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 Once studied by British intelligence for his excruciating sensitivity to the world’s turmoil, Bennett Grey has withdrawn from the world–until an American Bureau of Investigation agent comes to assess Grey’s potential as a weapon in a new kind of warfare.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.
Publish date: December 30th 2008
Pages no: 548
Edition language: English
Series: Harris Stuyvesant (#1)
Effective period spy thriller. It seems to pick up on elements of her longer Holmes/Russell series, with Watson & Holmes type traits spread among the cast and an emphasis on discussing the woman's role(s) in society at the time. Enjoyable and unexpected. In the style of classic literature, it has ...
Maybe it's because I read The Bones of Paris first (it's the second Harris Stuyvesant book). I don't know; I just preferred the second book.In this outing, FBI agent Harris Stuyvesant is in England chasing after an anarchist bomber whose identity he is sure he knows. With no support from J. Edgar Ho...
When I started reading Laurie R King's Mary Russell / Sherlock Holmes series a couple of years ago, after a very long break from her work, I didn't know about this novel. First published in 2007, it's been a standalone work until recently, when a second novel featuring the same main protagonists, “T...
I really wanted to really like it. I didn't. Had to s-l-o-g through most of it. None of the characters interested me particularly, well, except Grey but he certainly wasn't central. Slow going.
It took me a little while to warm up to the main character, Harris Stuyvesant, a US federal agent on the trail of Richard Bunsen, an up-and-coming figure in the English labor movement, whom he believes to be responsible for a series of bombings in the US, one of which left Stuyvesant's beloved young...