This is a hectic release month, the first time I have ever had two books published at essentially the same time.
No, this was not particularly smart on my part, but I didn’t want to push either book back a month. It’s been three and three quarter years since the last West novel was published, and in the main, as a reader, I don’t care if two books I want are published in the same month.
My pocketbook might whine a little, but I am gleeful, because that’s just the way I am as a reader. Of other people’s books. Most authors can’t read their own books as if they’re readers, sadly.
I posted the prologue last year (just over a year ago, technically), and the prologue has not changed. So I have bundled Chapter One and that prologue together, and they are here.
I am also working on the non-North American ebook, in the hope that I will avoid no ebook availability. The North American cover is by Jody Lee; the rest-of-the-world cover is graphic designer Jenn Reese. Which is below.