Stephen lives in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, DC. After a career in finance at JP Morgan in New York City and two European banks, he committed to writing full time. Since 1995 he’s had 18 novels published with Penquin Putnam, Random House and Simon & Shutzer. He has three daughters, Christina, Ashley and Gabriella.(…)
Where the Shadows Lie
Book Number 1 in the Fire and Ice Series.
Amid Iceland’s wild, volcanic landscape, rumours swirl of an ancient manuscript containing a long-lost saga about a ring of terrible power. The manuscript, which is believed to have inspired Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings, exists…but why is it worth killing for? Untangling murder from myth is Iceland-born, Boston-raised homicide detective Magnus Jonson. Seconded to the Icelandic Police Force for his own protection after he runs afoul of a drug cartel back in Boston, Magnus also has his own reasons for returning to the country of his birth for the first time in nearly two decades – to investigate the unsolved murder of his father.
Binding Iceland’s landscape and history, secrets and superstitions in a strikingly original plot that will span several volumes, Where the Shadows Lie is a thrilling new series from an established master.