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Gabriel Valjan

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Ronan Bennett short-listed Gabriel Valjan for the 2010 Fish Short Story Prize for his Boston noir, ‘Back in the Day.’ Gabriel’s short stories and some of his poetry continue to appear in literary journals and online magazines. He won first prize in ZOUCH Magazine’s inaugural Lit Bit Contest. He lives in New England but has traveled extensively, receiving his undergraduate education in California and completing graduate school in England.

 

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Gabriel’s Books:

Theading the Needle: Available Now

Roma, Underground: Now Available

Wasp’s Nest: Now Available

Turning to Stone: April 2015

 

 

Threading the Needle is Available Now On:

Barnes & Noble and Amazon 

 

  Wasp’s Nest is Available Now On:

Barnes & Noble and Amazon 

 

 Roma, Underground is Available Now On:

Barnes & Noble and Amazon 

 

 

TurningtoStone_FlatforeBooksAlabaster Black returns as an investigation into a public official’s death squares Bianca and her friends against a backdrop of financial speculation, organized crime, and female assassins on motorcycles. Her tenuous collaboration with the mysterious online contact Loki takes on a new twist with the appearance of a brilliant young obsessive-compulsive man who joins her team. As new mysteries unfold, old enemies and Rendition prove to bear grudges, and Bianca’s group quickly discovers that Naples might just be the most dangerous city in Italy.

 

 

 

 
Threading the Needle

 

Milan. Bianca’s curiosity gets a young university student murdered, but not before he gives her a file that details a secret weapon under development with defense contractor Adastra. Guilt may drive her to find justice for the slain Charlie Brooks, but she is warned by the mysterious Loki to stay away from this case that runs deep with conspiracy. Bianca must find a way to uncover government secrets and corporate alliances without returning Italy to one of its darkest hours, the decades of daily terrorism known as the “Years of Lead.”

 

 

 

 

In the highly anticipated sequel to Roma, Underground, Bianca returns to the U.S. for her former employer, the covert organization Rendition, to investigate Cyril Sargent and Nasonia Pharmaceutical. Although ambivalent about the assignment and uneasy about her online “friend,” Loki, she is enticed into researching what Sargent is doing with insect genetics that might upset the world of cancer research and treatment. Old friends Farrugia and Gennaro uncover a twisted conspiracy from their past and join Bianca in Boston where they will experience conflicted loyalties, question allies, and confront uncertain enemies, as they’re drawn into the wasp’s nest.

 

Reviews:

“Again, Valjan successfully conflates multiple sophisticated narratives that bring the past and present together, which the archaeological theme of the last novel also helps accomplish . . . Black is back and just as entertaining as ever.” – Kirkus Book Reviews. Read full review Here.

 

Savvy forensic accountant Alabaster Black is hiding in Rome from her former employer, covert U.S. organization “Rendition.” While there under an assumed name she meets Dante, an investigator, erstwhile explorer and member of the Roma Underground, a band of amateur archaeologists who map the city beneath Rome. With Italian artifacts disappearing at an alarming rate, Alabaster and Dante search for answers and create a trap for the thieves. Through a mysterious online contact Alabaster learns she is being followed, and with her safety at risk she is forced to rethink her chosen alliances and discover hidden truths about herself.

 

Reviews:

“A provocative thriller with a riveting and surprising plot.”  – M.J. Rose, International bestseller

“…the strong, captivating heroine and an allure of conspiracy and organized crime make this novel an undoubted success.” - Kirkus Book Reviews. Read the full review HERE. 

“This was an enjoyable read! Conspiracy, double identities, car chases and espionage, all against the backdrop of magical Rome, with its great food and marvelous art history, make this an entertaining, intriguing read.” Blog Critics Books. Read the full review HERE.

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