Thursday, November 17, 2011

What is Gary Corby reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Gary Corby, author of The Pericles Commission and The Ionia Sanction.

One book tagged in his entry:
A Game of Lies by Rebecca Cantrell. Third in the series of adventures of Hannah Vogel, as she fights the Nazi machine. The first two are A Trace of Smoke and A Night of Long Knives. Rebecca's an expert on the Nazi era, and it shows in her meticulous research and her writing that is, amazingly, reminiscent of the...[read on]
About The Ionia Sanction, from the publisher:
Athens, 460 B.C. Life's tough for Nicolaos, the only investigating agent in ancient Athens. His girlfriend's left him and his boss wants to fire him. But when an Athenian official is murdered, the brilliant statesman Pericles has no choice but to put Nico on the job.

The case takes Nico, in the company of a beautiful slave girl, to the land of Ionia within the Persian Empire. The Persians will execute him on the spot if they think he's a spy. Beyond that, there are only a few minor problems:

He's being chased by brigands who are only waiting for the right price before they kill him.

Somehow he has to placate his girlfriend, who is very angry about that slave girl.

He must meet Themistocles, the military genius who saved Greece during the Persian Wars, and then defected to the hated enemy.

And to solve the crime, Nico must uncover a secret that could not only destroy Athens, but will force him to choose between love, and ambition, and his own life.
Learn more about the book and author at Gary Corby's blog.

Gary Corby is a novelist and former systems programmer at Microsoft. He lives in Australia with his wife and two daughters. His debut novel is The Pericles Commission.

My Book, The Movie: The Ionia Sanction.

Writers Read: Gary Corby.

--Marshal Zeringue