CROSSPOINTS A Novel of Choice

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“A psychological thriller. . . richly drawn characters. . . an innovative, powerfully motivational novel.” —Dr. Michael J. Hurd, psychologist and nationally syndicated talk show host What happens when your work and your love clash with your deepest values? Leon Skillman is a rich and renowned American sculptor. Cynical, smart, handsome, and glib, he’s the darling of socialites, the press, art critics, and gossip columnists. But when he meets Tara Niforous, a highly challenging Greek-American archaeologist, his smug existence is shattered—and conflicts long buried in his soul boil to the surface. Tara is an idealist who lives for her ancient bronze and marble “gods.” But she falls irresistibly in love with Leon, who looks and acts like one in the flesh. Meanwhile, Dimitrios Kokonas—Tara’s older employer at the Athens museum where she works—has for years been secretly in love with his protégé. Intensely romantic yet painfully shy, Dimitrios vows at last to reveal his passion to Tara. . . but now he must challenge a young god for the woman he adores. Set in Manhattan’s fast-paced, controversial art world with exotic forays to Greece, Turkey, and Palm Beach, CROSSPOINTS is unlike any other romantic suspense novel because of its thought-provoking ideas and perceptive insights. It explores not only the tangled conflicts of the human heart but also the clashing values that lie at their core. It’s an unforgettable love story that simultaneously unveils the hidden worlds of art, archaeology, family, religion, and high society—worlds where the rare quest for noble ideals must overcome the raw pull of sex, drugs, money, fame...and sometimes, of love itself. CROSSPOINTS is a story about Choice—not only the choices faced by three strong-willed people ensnared in a mind-and-heart-gripping romantic triangle but also conflicts between and within secondary characters as well. Choices: the very kind of choices we all face in real life...and their profound consequences for our own personal and professional lives.

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Set primarily in New York’s glamorous and ever controversial art world, CROSSPOINTS is the story of one sculptor’s struggle to regain or reject the artistic and idealistic visions of his youth. Leon Skillman is rich and famous, cynical and smart. Handsome and glib, he is the darling of socialites, the press, art critics and gossip columnists. It is his introduction to Tara Niforous, Greek-American archeologist, that disrupts his smug existence, bringing his art into conflict because of his unanticipated love for her.

Tara lives for her ancient bronze and marble "gods" but falls irresistibly in love with Leon, who looks and acts like one in the flesh. Tara’s older Greek employer and nautical department head of Athens’s National Archeological Museum, Dimitrios Kokonas, is silently and profoundly in love with Tara, who was previously his protégé and is now his colleague. Intensely romantic but painfully shy about love, he vows to come out in the open at last and fight for her.

Settings in Greece, Turkey, Palm Beach and Manhattan provide exotic backgrounds for explorations into archeology, high society, sex, drugs, money, family, fame, art and love. Characters include socialites, painters, sculptors, and art critics and dealers. Contemporary and traditional art forms, ancient Greece and present-day America, free will and determinism, and reason and mysticism are explored within the framework of a love triangle that must be resolved between Tara and the two men who love her.

The story is about choice—the many choices offered to various characters in the novel, as they are offered to each of us in real life. Kostas Niforous (Tara’s Greek-born father) calls these moments of choice "Crosspoints," as he tries to teach his rebellious sixteen-year-old daughter, Kally, his lessons about life. Hence, the novel’s thematic title, CROSSPOINTS A Novel of Choice, comes to life on every page.

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In a ground-breaking presentation of high drama and higher ideals, CROSSPOINTS
A Novel of Choice is a mind-gripping romantic-suspense story, combining plot intrigue
and fascinating characters with an underlying theme that challenges America's
pervasive obsessions with money, fame, art (and non-art), mysticism, emotionalism
and sex all within the framework of a love triangle that must be resolved
between one woman and two diametrically opposite men who love her. Set in
New York's controversial art world with forays to Greece, Turkey, and Palm Beach,
life-altering choices are explored in tantalizing and insightful ways--An adventure
story and guidebook to self-realization. Smart, savvy, sexy.

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