Reilly and Tess are back on October 8th, 2013
On a cold, bleak day in 1916,...
...all hell breaks loose in a remote mining pit in the Ural Mountains. Overcome by a strange paranoia, the miners attack one another, savagely and ferociously. Minutes later, two men--a horrified scientist and Grigory Rasputin, trusted confidand of the tsar--hit a detonator, blowing up the mine and burying forever all evidence of the carnage...
UK paperback of The Devil’s Elixir has a new title
Reilly's past comes back to haunt him...
Set in California and Mexico, with a long-lost drug that could change the world, a ruthless and vicious kingpin known as "El Brujo"--the sorcerer--and a mystery that goes back to the lost folds of the Sierra Madre in the days of the Conquistadors... read the book reviewers and readers are raving about!
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…and, well, me likee very much! The Telegraph triggered my silly uber-grin by calling me “a world-class writer of pure-bred thrillers“: The Guardian added to my glee by saying “the novel works thanks to Khoury’s expert handling of plot” and saying I’m “a craftsman whose muscular prose carries conviction“; then The Times chimed in by saying it’s “rip-roaring action man stuff.” Which it kind of is, and a lot more too… Enjoy!
Here’s a piece of curio nostalgia if you’re looking for something extra of mine to read… This is actually one of my favourite scripts, it’s the pilot script of an original TV series that came close to happening back in 2003/4 but ultimately didn’t called THE PACK. I wrote it not long after the coalition troops went into Iraq back in 2003, it’s about a bunch of war correspondents working in Baghdad shortly after it fell (but before Saddam and his sons were captured). I spent several months researching it by hanging out with several journos who’s just been out there… Check it out.
…in the form of Jeremy Jehu reviewing THE DEVIL’S ELIXIR in The Telegraph (and giving it four stars):
“Gothically gloomy New Year is, you’ll have gathered, prime time for publishers hoping to propel authors onto the Dan Brown bandwagon. By way of relief, here’s Raymond Khoury jumping off. Surfing the post-Da Vinci marketing wave brought him success while also revealing him as a world-class writer of pure-bred thrillers who urgently needed to dump the cod-mystical “code/conspiracy” tat before joining Connelly, Child, Crais & Co at the top table–a feat this achieves with aplomb.”
A really fun interview by author Richard Gazala, one of my oldest buddies and the proud possessor of a very sharp wit, and an interview from Bookreporter.com along with their great review of The Devil’s Elixir!
…a fun interview with me by author Brett King about the new book and a whole lot more. Brett’s a thriller writer, and his questions were a particular delight to answer, take a look!