Valley of Time
The Greatest Journey Ever Taken
A Mal Thomas Mystery Novel (Book #2)
By Jeremy D. Holden
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!
“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
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 mass-market paperback and e-book editions wherever books are sold as of November 5, 2017.
About the Author:
Jeremy D. Holden is the author of the Mal Thomas Mystery Series, which to date includes the critically acclaimed novels Sea of Doubt (2016) and Valley of Time (2017) – with a third release planned for 2018. An award-winning creative professional and accomplished author, Jeremy has earned many of the advertising industry’s top honors, including the prestigious “Gold Effie” (the Golden Globe of the ad world). His first book, Second That Emotion: How Decisions, Trends, and Movements Are Shaped [Prometheus Books, 2012], explores how movements are created in the political, cultural, and commercial realms, and received attention from national media outlets, including Fast Company, The Huffington Post, CNN, and NPR.
A UK native, Jeremy currently lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina where he is President and Chief Strategy Officer of Clean, an award-winning integrated branding agency. He also teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the School of Media and Journalism. A popular speaker and facilitator, Jeremy has run workshops with fellow authors Malcolm Gladwell and Professor Dan
Find Jeremy D. Holden on Twitter, LinkedIn, Goodreads and at https://jeremydholden.com/
Valley of Time: The Greatest Journey Ever Taken [Clean Publishing, ISBN 978-0- 9978970-1- 2] will be available in mass-market paperback ($10.95 USD) and e-book ($3.99 USD) editions wherever books are sold as of November 5, 2017.
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