An Ambitious, Talented Woman Discovers Adventure And Romance in BY YOUR DEEDS
The latest book by award-winning author Boston Teran, BY YOUR DEEDS, follows the journey of a savvy attorney as she assists her unusual client, who is obsessed with locating the lost gravesite of the infamous Genghis Khan in Mongolia. The book includes several story lines focused on government conspiracies, gender discrimination, and an unexpected love affair. His hunt for the grave would put him in the gun sights of two nations, and turn him into one of the most wanted men in the world.
Violette Sier is a rarity in 1920s America: she is a practicing female attorney. In the courtroom, Violette faces sexism and the need to be 100 percent better at her job than her male counterparts. As a pioneer in the legal field, Violette supports other women by running a boarding house for female attorneys. When decorated war veteran Harlan Gamble becomes her client, Violette’s life and work change dramatically.
Harlan survived the First World War and the mustard gas that severely damaged his lungs. He is temporarily blinded during his recovery following the war and pays a fellow soldier to read to him. One book in particular about the life of Genghis Khan piques Harlan’s interest, and the search for the emperor’s hidden gravesite, known as the Almsgiver Castle, becomes his passion.
After his initial journey to Mongolia, Harlan travels to New York where he is committed to an asylum. His sponsor, Miss Jackobee, hires Violette to represent Harlan and to assist him in getting the book he has written about his quest published. When Violette gets him released from the asylum, Harlan thanks her with a kiss that sparks a fire between them.
Protecting Harlan from the US Justice Department, which is interested in the location of the Almsgiver Castle, soon becomes one of Violette’s duties. She skillfully fields questions from Justice Department agents concerning her elusive client and then travels to Europe to meet with Miss Jackobee and Harlan. When Harlan returns to Mongolia, Violette follows with a plan to end the US government’s pursuit of the Almsgiver Castle and her new love. Violette Sier’s coming of age is the coming of age of America.
“Boston Teran has always been a master at combining history, facts, and literary narrative with seamless artistry,” states Donald V. Allen, the publisher of BY YOUR DEEDS. “His list of nominated and award-winning books has shown he can write like a poet, create images and scenes like a painter, and inhabit the pages with a dramatist’s sense of characterization.”
About the Author
Boston Teran is the pseudonym of an American author of several novels, including God Is a Bullet, Giv: The Story of a Dog and America, and The Creed of Violence, now a feature film starring Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio. Teran has won multiple book awards, such as the Stephen Crane Literary First Fiction Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. By Your Deeds, is his eleventh book,
E-book, $9.95; ISBN: 978-56703-068-6
Publication date: March 13, 2016
Published by High Top Publishing
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online booksellers.
Charlie Barrett, The Barrett Company Communications 310-471-5764