The Quartz

The Quartz

by Vic Warren

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ISBN-13: 9781483521787
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 03/31/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 124
File size: 596 KB

About the Author

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Warren worked as an advertising executive in the travel industry for 30-plus years. He is a recipient of a Clio award and is best known for creating the Alaska Airlines Eskimo logo. His experience with Alaska Airlines opened many doors for him in the travel and tourism industry and he started his own company called Turning Heads. He also became a book packager, editor, designer and writer in collaboration with several illustrators, producing more than 100 children's books. He attended the San Francisco Academy of Art, majoring in graphic design and art direction. Warren is an avid traveler to Asia, Europe and the South Pacific.

In his first novel, Stairway of the Gods, Warren took the legendary story of Japanese officer, General Tomoyuki Yamashita—who is rumored to have buried priceless spoils of war in the Philippines just before the end of World War II—and turned it into riveting fiction. Warren's tale of skullduggery unfolds on the slopes of the Banaue rice terraces when an earthquake reveals Yamashita's treasure, and Joan and Paul Webster are stuck on the mountain. When Joan is faced with trying to keep the discovery secret, they find themselves confronted with deceit, betrayal and murder.

Saffron, his second book, is a sci-fi adventure that reads like mainstream fiction. It deals with the discovery of a race of underwater humans off today's California coast. Saffron is the first in a new series of books Warren is calling The Neptune Chronicles.

His third novel,Hong Kong Blues, is a Hitchcock-style thriller about a newly-married couple being chased through the streets of Hong Kong by two competing Triads desperate to hear a dying man's last words. The early response to some of the characters encouraged him to create a spinoff series, The Inspector Kwong Mysteries. He has finished the first two novellas in the series, The Quartz and The River, and is working on number three, The Fog.

He is currently at work on Girl on a Dolphin,Book Two of The Neptune Chronicles. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Laurel. To learn more about his novels, please visit www.vicwarren.com.

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ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite The Quartz by Vic Warren uncovers a fascinating world of high stakes crime and takes a look into political underworlds and the manipulation that crosses between the honest and dishonest in the People's Republic of China. Lawrence Kwong is a hardened professional of the streets of Kwun Tong, and has been dealing with mob violence, kidnappings, and the drug trade since before his new partner could walk. This time it's different, however, and all of his experience may not be enough to get him through the investigation on the most recent case. Vic Warren is bitingly intelligent in this latest novel, and features plots and characters that make you itch for the next book, or at least another book from Warren.    The character descriptions were great, and once I got a handle on who was who, I really enjoyed the play and interactions that went on between everyone. Vic Warren is a skilled writer, and his simple prose and quick dialogue never let the plot drag or take focus off the characters. I found myself invested in the story after only a few chapters, and at the conclusion I was left wishing there was more. Luckily, Warren is quite prolific so there are many more books out there to explore.