The Allston Variant just appeared on Amazon.com!
I received two additional blurbs for the cover of my upcoming scientific mystery-thriller “The Allston Variant.” Many thanks to Greg and Luke for their kind words:
“The Allston Variant, Phil Temples’ frighteningly plausible new novel, enthralls with its breathtaking pace and complex heroine, scientist/undercover agent Carrie Bloomfield, while elucidating the latest advances in biotechnology. A smart, steamy thriller! —Gregory Wolos, author of Women of Consequence and Turnpike
“Thrillers are my guilty pleasure, and The Allston Variant is the guiltiest of guilty pleasures. Temples not only spins an excellent yarn, he can write!” —Luke Salisbury, author of The Answer Is Baseball and No Common War
I couldn’t resist reposting this. There’s a scene in The Allston Variant where the two main protagonists visit Sullivan’s on Castle Island. https://www.wcvb.com/article/sullivans-castle-island-in-south-boston-opening-for-season-on-friday/26539709#
I’m excited to announce the official book launch for “The Allston Variant”, the second in the Carrie Bloomfield Novel series, will happen on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 2-4 PM at New England Mobile Book Fair, 241 Needham St, Newton Upper Falls, MA. Light refreshments will be served.
WCVB carried this interesting story today entitled, “High-security Boston lab begins growing Ebola virus for experiments“.
It’s similar to the BSL-4 high security lab I describe in The Allston Variant. However, in the novel I go into far greater detail about the BSL-4 safety features in the fictional Allston lab.
From Gene Robinson from Moonshine Cove Publishing:
…We have placed your manuscript on our publication calendar in the next available slot and have assigned it the ISBN 9781945181573. As things stand now, it looks like publication will be near April 21, 2019. We should begin work on the manuscript about a month before that. In the meantime, as you suggest, it’s not too early to start thinking about what you’d like for a cover. We’d be pleased to hear your ideas and if you come across any interesting images, let us know.
It seems unbearably far in the future, but I’ve waited longer for some of my books to be published.