Its eight years after the Great War shattered Bennett Greys 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 Once studied by British intelligence for his unique abilities, Grey has withdrawn from a rapidly changing worlduntil an American Bureau of Investigation agent comes to investigate for himself Greys potential as a weapon in a vicious new kind of warfare. Agent Harris Stuyvesant desperately needs Greys help entering a world where the rich and the radical exist side by sidea 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 andeven more dangerouslyfalling 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 .
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"As always Laurie R. King gives us an exceptional story, and I hope for more of Bennett Grey, Harris Stuyvesant, and their nemesis Aldous Carstairs." - Bookloons.
"Touchstone, is an Anglophile's treat of sixth sense and sensibility. B+" - Entertainment Weekly.
"Starred Review. Realistic psychological drama, strong research, and impeccable writing style make this a tale not to be missed. Highly recommended." - Library Journal.
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Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper's Apprentice, named one of the 20th century's best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2015's Dreaming Spies). She has won or been nominated for an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and has both an Edgar and Creasey and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as "The Red Circle".
He lates works include books for the Mary Russell series, Mary Russell's War (2015) and The Murder of Mary Russel (April 2016).
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