Gary Smith, photographer and author of The Willing, uses his unique perspective and well-honed instincts to take us on a journey replete with vivid descriptions of the beauty and culture of Northern Italy.
"Real life" fictional character Warren Steelgrave has settled into his author's persona among new-found relatives and friends in a small village in Northern Italy. After three years, his possible soulmate and object of romantic memories, Cindy O'Brian comes back into his life. New adventures unfold involving the son of an old friend and the intrigue of the FBI, a crime family, and a long-lost secret for Nicola Tesla's "death ray".
Warren is again "willing" to put his life on the line, but can Cindy accept the realization that the man she loves will always "live a life separate" even if they are together? While they are back in the United States, with trouble in tow, his eldest daughter adds insight when she tells Cindy "welcome to Warren's world".
"Perhaps the safest place to enjoy the unfolding of events is from a safe distance as the reader of Mr. Smith's newest novel." - Ken Meirovitz