Monday, October 5, 2009

Colorado Author -- Stephen White

One of Colorado's most well-known authors is Stephen White, author of fifteen books in the series featuring Alan Gregory, a Boulder, Colorado psychologist. Since White practiced for over fifteen years as a clinical psychologist, he has an excellent background for creating interesting plots and characters.

White's August 2009 release, The Siege, deals with a terrorist attack on the Yale campus and features suspended Boulder detective Sam Purdy, Alan Gregory's friend. Purdy is in Miami minding his own business when all hell breaks loose at Yale. The synopsis on White's website begins:

"As a lovely April weekend approaches on the Yale campus it appears that a number of students — including the sons of both the Secretary of the Army and newest Supreme Court Justice — may have suddenly gone missing. Kidnapping? Prank? Terrorism? The authorities aren't sure. No demands are made. But the high profile disappearances draw the attention of the CIA and the FBI's vaunted Hostage Rescue Team. Attention quickly focuses on the fortress-like tomb of one of Yale's secret societies."


Since the author's website has a complete biography, and there are detailed synopses for each of his books, I have included the links to the appropriate pages rather than reprinting additional materials here. If you haven't already read a Stephen White novel, you might want to start with The Siege. Looks like a good one to me.

10 comments:

carolynyalin said...

I might have to check this out. Not a genre I read, but it sounds good.

My pile of to-be-read is getting taller and taller, thanks to all the recommendations you and others write about.

The Practical Preserver said...

Patricia, I truly am astounded by the number of Colorado authors you write about. Maybe I should relocate??

Patricia Stoltey said...

Carolyn -- bought a $5 grocery bag at the used book sale yesterday and filled it with mostly hardcovers, but I have no time to read. Does this make sense?

Hi Karen -- Having them highlighted on one blog sure makes it seem as though we have more than our share of writers here, doesn't it?

Elspeth Antonelli said...

This sounds like a page-turner! Thanks!

Elspeth

Helen Ginger said...

Well, this could be an interesting series. So, it wouldn't matter that you've not read the previous ones in the series?

Helen
Straight From Hel

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I like the premise - now I've got to go find my to-read list yet again. Guess I should always have it handy when I'm reading your blog!

Galen Kindley--Author said...

I like the sound of the plot. Maybe I can steal it and disguise it as something I dreamed up. Nah, too much work. I’d rather sit around and complain about writer’s block.

Best Regards, Galen

Imagineering Fiction Blog

Patricia Stoltey said...

Helen, I'm guessing the new book can be a starting place since it focuses on a different protagonist. Since I already have four Stephen White novels in my bookcase, I'll probably read them first (which is not the way I usually tackle a series).

Hi Jane and Elspeth -- I finally had to start crossing names off my TBR list because there's no way I'll live long enough to read them all.

Galen -- Ha! Writer's block? Maybe that's what I should call my severe case of laziness complicated by procrastination. Writer's block sounds more writerly.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

This sounds like a winner to me. I love stories set at college campuses. Thanks!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

N A Sharpe said...

The book sounds great! I have got to get my schedule acclimated so I can squeeze in more reading and writing time!

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…