Okay, this is the cover art for The Concrete Maze coming this Summer. I can't see anything but four lines of code. Since this is my first time uploading a picture, I'm going by faith here. Decades of religious life have prepared me for this, so I'm resting easy.
Work continues apace on another Hardboiled/Noir novel set in the Bronx which shares a key character with The Concrete Maze. This second book I'm calling The Concrete Heart.
Reading: The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey recommended to me by Sarah Weinman, Margery Flax, and Dave White as we stood in the Black Orchid bookstore waiting for Theresa Schwegel and Megan Abbott just before Jonathan Santlofer walked in. How's that for names dropped?
So far, the book is as good as advertised... Sakey's, that is.