Touchstone (Center Point Platinum Mystery (Large Print))

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London, 1926. Harris Stuyvesant, agent of the US Bureau of Investigation, is on a mission. A series of bomb attacks on American soil, thought to be enacted by an up-and-coming British politician, have left him with a vendetta more personal than professional. But when his search for answers leads him to government official Aldous Carstairs, the US agent may find himself in over his head. At Carstairs' recommendation, Stuyvesant enlists the help of Bennett Grey, a man with unique abilities. After the Great War left him with an excruciating sensitivity to human deceit, Grey has withdrawn from the world. Now, however, he must help the American insert himself into the terrorist's rich and radical social circle. Here Stuyvesant uncovers hidden secrets, a horrifying conspiracy, and wonders if he can trust his touchstone, Grey, to reveal the most dangerous player of all ...

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With a glance, Bennett Grey can read people's true feelings. With a touch, uncover their darkest secrets. His unwanted talent has driven him to the edge of madness and to a remote cottage in Cornwall where he lives in virtual seclusion -- until FBI agent Harris Styvesant entices him to help him diffuse a terrorist plot that could rip the world apart.

In the aftermath of the Great War, with the democracies on both sides of the Atlantic threatened from within by agitators and anarchists, Stuyvesant has only one very unpredictable weapon to stop the inevitable countdown to a deadly plot -- Grey: the touchstone.

About the Author:

Laurie R. King has has been writing crime fiction since 1987 and won many awards for her work in fiction including the prestigious John Creasey Dagger, the Edgar, the Nero and Macavity Awards. Her background includes such diverse interests as Old Testament theology and construction work, and she is the author of highly praised stand-alone suspense novels and a contemporary mystery series, as well as the Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series. She lives in North California.

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