I love it when I discover a writer I've never heard of and they turn out to be brilliant.
It happens with regularity as no matter how well-read you think you are there are many lifetimes worth of great books out there to be discovered.
Trevanian wrote under several different names. He wrote fiction and non-fiction. A small, new and exciting publisher called Old Street Publishing are on a mission to bring his writing back to our attention.
At first I found The Summer of Katya a little annoying. The action seemed to move slowly and although there were many dark hints as to what might be to come it all seemed to be taking a long time. But there comes a point in the book where everything comes together and the action explodes. The fact it has taken a while to get going ceases to matter. In fact it could be persuasively argued that this gradual ratcheting up of tension was all part of the plan...
Anyway, it's out in June with more to follow later in the year.
Great stuff, thanks Old Street!