Valley of Time
The Greatest Journey Ever Taken (A Mal Thomas Mystery Novel)
by Jeremy D. Holden
Pub Date 05 Nov 2017
If you could go back to a pivotal moment and change your fate, would you?
TIMELY NEW NOVEL TACKLES MASS PERSUASION AND CONSPIRACY IN A THRILLING ADVENTURE THAT SPANS SPACE, TIME & THE WORLD’S GREATEST CITIES!
In October 2016, author Jeremy D. Holden introduced readers to one of contemporary fiction’s most charismatic new protagonists with Sea of Doubt: The Greatest Story Ever Sold - A Mal Thomas Mystery. An “oddly believable […], swift, unusually entertaining journey through present-day public relations” (Kirkus Reviews), Sea of Doubt followed Mal and his team of mad men and women as they embarked upon an extraordinary assignment – promoting the alleged second coming of the Messiah at the behest of a powerful and mysterious industrialist – and brought to bookshelves a laugh-out-loud funny, eerily timely story about the media, alternative facts, and modern society’s endless obsession with fame.
On November 5, 2017 – not incidentally the day our clocks “fall back” per Daylight Savings Time! – Holden continues Mal Thomas’s adventures with the release of Valley of Time: The Greatest Journey Ever Taken [Clean Publishing], the second book in the Mal Thomas Mystery series.
A sequel that also works as a standalone novel, Valley of Time sees Mal approached by another enigmatic billionaire with an incredible proposition: Huw Hudson – think Richard Branson meets Elon Musk plus a dash of Howard Hughes – wants to position his company, Space Rider, as the leader in commercial space tourism.
Of course, there’s a twist: Hudson has evidence of an alleged UFO encounter, which he thinks could damage his business plans, and needs Mal and his team to investigate and manage the breaking news story.
Mal discovers a deeper purpose at work as he crisscrosses Sao Carlos, Miami, London, and Dubai in furtherance of Hudson’s audacious ambition while being forced to keep an unbelievable secret from the FBI, and even his closest friends. A page-turning thriller that follows the launch of a massive global PR campaign to promote one of the most seismic events in human history, Valley of Time ultimately corners Mal into confronting his deepest fears – and takes readers on a journey that will challenge the very core of our beliefs about space and time.
“Valley of Time provides a window into the modern world of digital and social media-driven mass persuasion,” states Holden, who is himself an award-winning advertising executive who has counseled some of the world’s most recognizable names and brands.
“It also poses some crucial questions,” he continues. “What if you could go back to a pivotal moment in time that shaped your life? Would you try to alter your fate? And what if the conspiracy theorists aren’t actually nutty at all – what if they’re right?”
Fast-paced, full of wit and humor, and sure to delight fans of authors like Carl Hiassen and Nick Hornby, Valley of Time: The Greatest Journey Ever Taken is a truly original novel from one of contemporary fiction’s most thrilling new voices – and will be available for purchase in trade paperback and e-book editions wherever books are sold as of November 5, 2017.
A Note From the Publisher
“Jeremy D. Holden has done it again with Valley of Time! His gifted writing style and humorous protagonist, Mal Thomas, take us on a time-bending journey in an epic story of adventure and love.”
-- A.J. Tata, national best-selling author of Besieged
“An enjoyable adventure as seen through the eyes of a most unlikely hero [… and] a swift, unusually entertaining journey through present-day public relations.”
-- Kirkus Reviews (Sea of Doubt)
“I gave myself a week to read Valley of Time, but by the third page I was hooked and finished in one gripping, soaring evening.”
-- Scott Burkhead, author of The Dolphin Revelation
“Valley of Time really is ‘an experience.’ Take the ride!”
-- Dr. Bob Deutsch, author of The 5 Essentials
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