November 4, 2009 > Local author's debut thriller novel
Local author's debut thriller novel
By Meenu Gupta
Local author Mark Waring, director of a $20 billion, international giant's Silicon Valley technology center and Ayacoco House, has released his first novel, 'Lost In The Sun'. The author will be at Milpitas library for book-signing on November 9.
"I'm debuting my first novel, a 520-page epic in the vein of Dan Brown's page- turning thrillers, with a very intentional added focus on bringing the reader along with well-developed, likeable characters, who nevertheless find themselves unwillingly swept up in life-and-death adventures in exotic locales," said Waring.
His very first novel is a literary thriller which takes the reader from the storied, university halls of London and Spain to the jungles of Peru on the trail of Inca ruins and into the shadows of a native family dynasty and mysterious Spanish order which, together, have even larger aims. On the ground, in the steamy mountain city of Cusco, the experts team up with a local American ex-pat, together following the clues of a five hundred year-old codex in a race against those determined to seize their secrets.
This work was inspired by blockbusters such as Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and by John Le' Carre's complex and identifiable characters locked in life-and-death circumstances.
"My book is for any educated, busy professional who desires an immersive escape from the daily routine. The novel not only delivers page-turning drama but also develops the characters in the literary sense."
The book is available on Amazon.com, other leading on-line merchants, in select bookstores and will also be available at the library event.
Meet the Author
Monday, November 9
Milpitas Public library
160 N. Main St., Milpitas