Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Brand New Stuff

Mahko's Knife is now available in the United Kingdom (us debonaire world travelers call it the UK.
As an international author let me announce that my new book, PALE BLUE JESUS, should be out by the end of this week. It is not a Mahko story, it is something very different. Here is the product description:

“Jesus H. Christ, Walker, the answer is Levon Helm and it's the start of another perfect day in cactus and baby-shit brown paradise.” 

With that, Geoff Walker started a day he would never forget. 
There was never much trouble in Paloma, New Mexico. Geoff Walker, retired and bored, had to choose between being the small town’s marshal and chairman of the local school board and its three-room school. With a background in law and a dusty law degree packed in his attic, he chose marshal. Until the day that he found the body of Juan Valdez it had seemed like a good choice.
The old man had been crucified; complete with a crown of barbed-wire thorns and a message in blood above his head. Juan had not struggled before or during his crucifixion. All evidence seemed to point to the possibility that he had cooperated with his killer.
Juan Valdez was involved with the Penitentes; a small, secret sect of a Catholic church that had moved into a modern age and left them behind. The Penitentes practiced a fundamentalist form of Christianity. The Penitente recognized the value of pain. Only through suffering as Christ did would they be absolved of sin.  
No one but Geoff wants to know how and why Juan Valdez died. Through museums, art galeries in chic Santa Fe and state police stations in the cold desert, Geoff continues his search and discovers that the killer may not be a murderer and the crucifixion may not be a crime. 


  1. My son is the artist. He did the cover for Mahko's Knife too.
    He may have a career in graphic design if he ever decides to quit his current job.

  2. Just from reading the blurb I have a few goose bumps. Where did you come up with this idea? I love the art work and would love to read more of the story; any possibility of a printed version? I am an old fashioned girl and am not tuned in to all these readers and ebooks.

  3. Lakshmi, I'm working on a print version. More to follow. Thanks for the interest.

  4. Congratulations on making it across the pond. Don't forget who your people are and start calling french fries chips or anything like that. Keep up the good work.


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