3 years earlier than retired ‘herb’ smuggler Jack Lee leaves Brazil for India, ‘Eightball’ Barnett who lives almost about Jack’s ridgetop cabin in severe West Georgia, comes to a decision on one ultimate ‘play’. ‘Eightball’ is a former operative in a quasi-governmental soiled methods outfit that labored in South the USA to extra the pursuits of U.S. enterprises, through any filthy and sordid capacity helpful. He has been residing with a nasty case of the regret on the grounds that leaving ‘The Unit’ ten years earlier than, and whilst clinically determined with a terminal clinical situation determines to redeem himself in his personal eyes. by the point he's entire, a few very undesirable actors were delivered to publication, even if that publication is one heretofore unknown.
Meanwhile, a gorgeous Indian professor of parapsychology has arrived on Eightball’s doorstep through ‘accident’. while ‘Eightball’s play’ is done, and a few very poisonous secrets and techniques were released, they go away for India , the place ‘Eightball’ stories an altogether diverse ‘play’, within the type of a leela, or cosmic play Indian-style, and ‘Eightball’ and Jack Lee meet.
The writer: Henry Joseph wrote six picaresque novels (pi.ca.resque—adj: in relation to the adventures of rogues) among 1992 and 1999. the 1st, Bloodwork: the recent Rugged go, used to be released in challenging conceal within the U.S.A. and was once widely acclaimed via critics and fellow writers alike.
“. . . the main robust first novel I’ve learn in years. It’s wonderful,” acknowledged James Crumley, writer of The Mexican Tree Duck and Border Snakes, to whom Henry has been favorably in comparison.
“. . . sheer storytelling brio,” declared Frank Wilson within the long island occasions ebook assessment. “… riveting …compelling… foreshadows a protracted, profitable career,” acknowledged Bruce Southworth within the Drood assessment of Mystery.
In France, Cedric Fabre, in L’Humanite stated of Dinosaur Heaven, the second one booklet within the sequence, “startling and sumptuous, past jubilation: we input part of ourselves we have been blind to: Joseph is a great smuggler of tears.”
Yet, in the course of the weirdness of recent publishing, Bloodwork used to be the single e-book of Henry Joseph’s to be released in English. His subsequent 5 novels have been all released (like the 1st) in France, with first-class severe evaluate, yet now not in English. This unusual aberration is now to be corrected, with e-book by means of Astor + Blue versions of all the Dinosaur Heaven Quintet sequence in English.
In 2001, Henry Joseph made up our minds to retire from worldly affairs, together with writing, focusing as a substitute on a non secular lifetime of yoga and Buddhism. yet now, no less than, his acid, relocating, and witty storytelling might be loved extra greatly than sooner than. they're actual web page turners – an international of outlaws, during which is intended an individual who toys with the concept they're an outlaw. There will not be as many round as there may be, yet possibly studying Henry’s novels will swap all that . . .
[Taken, with apologies, from the advent to every paintings written by means of Peter Rubie, CEO, FinePrint Literary Management.]