Tomorrow The Shadow Tracer goes on sale in the USA. So for the next little while I’ll be talking about the book, both here and out in the world. I hope you don’t mind. If I don’t talk about the novel, my publisher will chase me down the freeway, firing at me with a potato cannon. I don’t want that to happen. They’re organized and tactically savvy. And they use raw potatoes.
So here’s what’s up for the next 36 hours.
Today, June 26th: I’ll be interviewed on KUT Radio, Austin’s public radio station. Folks in the area can tune their radios to 90.5 FM. Everybody else can listen online: Tune In KUT 90.5.
The interview will air at 4:44 p.m. Central Time. A longer interview will be available online afterwards at KUT.org.
Tomorrow, Thursday June 27th: I’m speaking at Austin’s amazing independent bookstore, Book People. 6th and Lamar, Thursday 7 p.m.
The bookstore’s review of the novel kindly calls The Shadow Tracer “The Summer Action You’ve Been Looking For.”
The pace and action are brilliantly executed with great set pieces, like the final confrontation at an airline graveyard. Gardiner also knows how to weave in humor so you don’t feel pummeled by a story that is so relentless. This could be the only edge of your seat thriller that has an Animal House reference.
This is Meg Gardiner at the top of her game. She gives us an incredibly competent and human heroine in constant danger, peeling the secrets away at a steady pace. DVR your favorite shows and forget about going to the movies. The Shadow Tracer gives us the summer action we crave.
If you’re in the neighborhood, come on down. If you can’t, order the book anyway.