It’s not every day that I release a new book. And it is even less frequent for me to attempt a new genre. I’d never written a thriller before, much less a romantic thriller, but it’s a genre I read in frequently. The end result was that I felt both excited at the novelty and comfortable while writing it–an amazing experience, in fact.
A little about the book for those of you who might be curious:
Journalist Marianne Caruso is in Athens on her first investigative piece: finding the reclusive author of a best-selling novel about drug smuggling in the Aegean. She goes out for a night on the town with a good friend, Karina, who disappears after leaving the club.
Marianne’s journalistic instinct, combined with a re-reading of the novel, makes her suspect the kidnapping is linked to her investigation and that the book describes real criminals and events—criminals desperate to keep her from publishing her findings. Now even more determined to locate the author, Marianne teams up with Karina’s family to speak to underworld contacts and discovers the author is a monk at an ancient monastic complex forbidden to women.
Medieval misogyny be damned, Marianne arranges a secret meeting with the monk, but the criminals ambush her. Separated from her companions, she runs for her life with only the monk himself for company, a man who might hold the key to rescuing Karina, but whose past holds secrets that might make him just as dangerous as the men she’s trying to escape.
Gustavo Bondoni is a novelist and short story writer based in Buenos Aires. You can check out his website here.