Well, The Expedition has
been out for a while now, and I've been gratified by the kind feedback
and good reviews. So a big THANKS to all of you who've read the book,
and a very special shout-out to the reviewers, who've been especially
kind. For those who are interested, you can access the reviews by
clicking on the Amazon or Barnes & Nobel links above. The reviews
are on the book's promo page.
The big news from Tujunga is that we survived the fires intact and that
it looks like fire season is drawing to a close. Of course there's not
much left to burn hereabouts anymore, but we're grateful to have been
spared. Some Tujungans just blocks away didn't fare so well. It's a
pretty eye-opening experiance to see flames creeping over the ridgeline
and drawing ever closer, knowing that ultimately the end game is out of
your control. Completely and utterly our of your control.
Rest assured that I'll use it.
I've started work on my next book as you read this, a sweeping
historical piece, but that's all I'll say about that for now. In the
meantime I wish you all good things and joy.
about The Expedition
The Night of Sorrows, 30 June 1520 – after looting the Aztec island-city of Tenochtitlan, Hernan Cortez and his “not yet” Conquistadors make a run for it in the dead of night. Toting an unimaginable quantity of treasure, the Spaniards are caught strung out along a causeway to the mainland by an enraged Aztec populace. In the massacre that ensues, much of the looted plunder disappears – never to be seen again. Archeologist Catana Perez was weaned on the story of La Noche Triste. Her dream, obsession actually, is to prove that the treasure wasn’t lost; it was hidden. That it might be guarded was never a consideration. Armed with a centuries old diary, the discovery of a Conquistador’s sword provides Catana with a tantalizing clue. Leading an expedition that includes her patron and occasional lover, Peter Alvarado, Catana’s quest leads to the forbidding Dos Mesas Plateau. With each new and astonishing discovery, the team plunges deeper into the sad and terrible truth behind a centuries old mystery; and horror that no one could have predicted. Except perhaps Catana’s new colleague, Lauren. Since childhood this beautiful psychic has gleaned images from inanimate objects. In the Dos Mesas however, her visions take on a life of their own.