THE MISSION MAY BE A SECRET, BUT NOT THE PRAISE:

THE ZODIAC DECEPTION: Because sometimes even the smallest good can eventually overcome the greatest evil.

a literate, complex, historical thriller filled with truly slimy villains

"Gary Kriss is a brilliant new talent who has written a literate, complex, historical thriller filled with truly slimy villains, taut nail-biting suspense and snappy good guys you are going to like a lot.  Thanks, Gary, for a terrific fun read!”

—Stephen Coonts , New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley

The story may not be true, but you'll wish it was

“The Zodiac Deception offers a fresh and wondrously original take on the old World War II tale.  Gary Kriss's sterling debut mixes magic and mysticism with espionage and derring-do to create a perfect blend of what you'd have if Eye of the Needle met Stephen King on a lighter day.  The story may not be true, but you'll wish it was and believe it too.  Bold, refreshing, and downright terrific.”

—Jon Land, bestselling author of Pandora's Temple

The Zodiac Deception is an amazing and ingenious WWII thriller

“The Zodiac Deception is an amazing and ingenious WWII thriller. From the opening set-up to the shocking ending, Gary Kriss carries the reader on a harrowing journey of espionage and intrigue across the war-torn world and up to the highest levels of Nazi power. Vivid, fast moving, beautifully imagined and convincing, this is an epic debut novel.”

—Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Two Graves

An exciting spy thriller like no other

“Flush with fascinating historical details, The Zodiac Deception by Gary Kriss is an exciting spy thriller like no other. For six months in 1942 as war burns across Europe, "Professor David Walker" is undercover with a seemingly impossible mission--trick Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler into assassinating his boss, Adolf Hitler. Fortunately, the professor is much more than he seems. From Berlin to Paris, Cairo to Istanbul, Walker dodges killers, unmasks charlatans, coordinates with the underground, and creates illusions that seem so real Himmler believes them. This is adventure at its best.”

—Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Spies

Kriss delivers an action-packed debut

“A taut historical thriller. Kriss delivers an action-packed debut as a con man, a film maker and a priest utilize the Nazi's fascination with Occult in a plot to assassinate Hitler.”

—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Touch and Go

A smart, sophisticated, and inventive thriller

"A smart, sophisticated, and inventive thriller, THE ZODIAC DECEPTION is an utterly convincing and compelling debut. The effort Kriss put into the story shows — and the relationship between Max, double agent and Nazi filmmaker, and Peter, the con man who must assassinate Hitler, is one for the ages. Don’t miss it."

-J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of WHEN SHADOWS FALL

A refreshingly inventive, exciting WWII thriller

"A refreshingly inventive, exciting WWII thriller. A con artist taught escapes by Houdini, spiritualism tricks by Conan Doyle and Method acting by Stanislavski, his desperate mission takes him from Berlin to Paris to the deserts of North Africa and the intrigues of Cairo. It's unlike anything you've read before."

—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art

Gary Kriss makes a powerful debut

“Gary Kriss makes a powerful debut in the riveting new thriller The Zodiac Deception.  The heavens are aligned to bring you the suspense of World War II - the dangers from Berlin to Paris to Cairo, the scheming of Hitler and his Nazi forces, the strategies of Churchill and his Allies - in a way you've never read about it before.  This is a stunning entry from former NYTimes reporter Kriss, from its haunting opening to its very last line.”

 —Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Silent Mercy

Intriguing

"Intriguing ... a World War Two thriller in the grand old style, but with fresh new twists. I loved it."

—Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author