I’m happy to give you a peek into the upcoming sequel to Swift Horses Racing. And tell you a little bit more about the book.
I’m a big fan of historical mysteries, but I also love to explore issues in modern life. In SHR, actions from 80 years ago had a huge influence on characters in the present.
It makes me think of this quote from William Faulkner (my mom’s literary idol): The past is never dead. It’s not even past.
In Across the Red Skies, I go back to a more recent past: the year 2000, during the dot com bust in Silicon Valley, a time when internet companies failed quickly and much of the country feared that Y2K would wreak havoc on life as we know it.
Four young Stanford graduates start a tech company that turns out to be more successful than they could possibly imagine. But the secrets of these four people—who call themselves The Fantastic Four—surface twenty years later, as what happened in the desert outside of Las Vegas now threatens all of them.
Investigating the murder of the company’s CEO are detective James Ruiz and his young partner, Daniela Grasso, who is heading up her first murder case. Dani Grasso loves video games and is dealing with the unpleasant fallout of her decision not to take her place in the family grocery business. As Ruiz deals with his struggling marriage, Dani finds herself without her wise mentor—on a real-life hero’s quest of her own to solve a crime rooted in the past.
For fans of Swift Horses, Detective Mario Flores does make an appearance in the new book!
Tana French is one of my favorite writers. I love how her books weave in and out of the lives of different Dublin Murder Squad detectives. Her books have been an inspiration to me in writing this series.
I look forward to sharing more with you as the book gets closer to release!
If you haven’t yet read Swift Horses Racing, now’s your chance!
Ebook on Amazon: https://amazon.com/dp/B08ZMDL9X3
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