Kovacs's new novel is The Russian Bride.
Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. His reply:
I just finished reading Michael Gruber's Tropic of Night. A private editor I sometimes use, Ed Stackler, recommended it to me as one of his favorites. I wasn't familiar with Gruber, either as a ghostwriter or on his own, but he's a hulluva writer.Learn more about the book and author at Ed Kovacs's website.
He painted the story like some kind of impressionist, deftly weaving elements of sorcery, privilege, and alternative explanations of things. He riffs on love, joy and other building blocks of life that make us think twice about how we really regard them, and he does it all within the framework of a clever mystery. Simply great stuff written by a master.
The Page 69 Test: The Russian Bride.