Sunday, December 09, 2007

Native Tongue

I'm super excited to announce that the cool people over at Penguin Putnam, my publisher, have come up with a title for my July 08 release. It'll be book #4 in my spy series and its called The Specialists: Native Tongue. Cool, huh! Here's a blurb:

A South American Indian girl has mysteriously emerged from the jungle carrying a centuries-old vase. Legend has it that this vase was important to the culture and heritage of at least fifteen different North and South American Indian tribes. And now that it has been discovered, all fifteen nations want it back. The tribes will be meeting in Rutina,
South America, to “decide” who gets the vase.

Enter the Specialists. Parrot—with his amazing linguistics skills—will serve as an official translator. Meanwhile, GiGi will be heading to a cave with ancient hieroglyphics that purportedly reveal the rightful owners of the vase. No one has ever been able to decode these writings—not even the elders of each nation. It’s up to GiGi and her coding expertise to try to decipher them.

Of course there’s a hitch. One of the tribal chiefs is connected to Parrot’s past—in a bad way. Will Parrot be able to face his past and complete the mission, or will the vase fall into the wrong hands?

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