Passion & Peril on the Silk Road: A Thriller in Pakistan & China

Art dealers on the run!

Nellie MacKenzie and Taylor Jackson find themselves at opposite ends a road that stretches between tribal Pakistan and backwater China. In over their heads.

The NYC murder of art circle darling Catherine Denforth launches the story. Will Jackson ever recover? Will Nellie rescue him by finding the killer?

The couple are at odds. Jackson's obstinacy lands him in China with an art thief. Nellie's heroics land her in Pakistan with crazy people. Will they ever reunite?

The story twists and turns around the twin forces of revenge and redemption. Nellie, Jackson, and their fellow travelers grapple with issues of ethics, trust, rage, and bitter heartbreak -- as well as the intrigue of the international antiquities trade.

Like all great tales of psychological darkness, "Passion and Peril on the Silk Road" plunges into unknown landscapes without a map. Out of control. No one knows where the madness will lead.


From the reviews

"Gripping! The suspense starts on page one where the characters immediately come alive and carry you on an unforgettable journey." N.S. Rochester NY

"Thought-provoking & Exciting Thriller. This is one of those books you hate to put down. One of those everybody-leave-me-alone-and-just-let-me-read books." LP, Richmond VA

"A thriller you can't put down: love, danger, and intrigue!" PD, Daytona FL


Susan Barrett Price: "I sketched scenes for this novel during my own road trip through Central Asia. Jim and I endured landslides, village lockdowns, and cold-water shangri-las... bought ancient beads and carpets from refugees... survived being conned and being arrested. I discovered that traveling the borderline between wonder and insanity creates the most anxious characters and the most chilling plots."