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About John W. Feist
Having inherited from his mother, an Equity actor, a love of drama and literature, Feist has appeared on Washington, D.C.-area stages, and provided live audio descriptions of theatre and opera performances for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Kansas and a JD from Stanford Law School. Feist lives in Falls Church, Virginia. He has two sons and two grandchildren who live in California.
In 2022, Japan’s liquefied natural gas infrastructure suffers crippling explosions. Power rationings follow. Tokyo’s lights go dark, and bullet trains don’t go. The New Leaf Democratic Party seizes on this disaster to overturn government complacency and corruption, and installs Yuko Kagono as Japan’s prime minister.
Kagono’s bold plan to exploit natural gas discoveries from either China or Russia sounds good in theory, but she faces stark impracticalities. A Russian deal could cinch peace treaty negotiations stalled for seventy years. But her brother’s business vanity threatens to stifle her plans. If she overrides him, she risks financial scandal. She turns to Amaya—trusted since their college days—for common sense, and to Brad for unbiased, elegant business solutions.
Blind Trust reunites characters from Night Rain, Tokyo in a new geopolitical business thriller that defies conventional thinking. Fresh ideas lead Japan in new directions and Brad and Amaya into deeply personal discoveries.
DEATH. GRIEF. LOVE.
Urged to remarry just weeks after his wife’s sudden death, Frank Wilson begins corresponding with a bright, vivacious young schoolteacher, Irene Webb. They quickly fall in love on the page, illustrating thoughts on the deeper meaning of marriage and the importance of living a “noble life” with quotes from the Bible, Emerson, and Pope. But Frank’s debilitating bouts of grief mean that months pass between visits, leaving Irene to wonder if he will ever be ready to propose. When an ailing, despondent Frank tries to break off their courtship, Irene does not accept the news, but instead becomes determined to help him recover.
Diamond Mornings is based on the actual letters exchanged by Frank and Irene in 1896-97 in Kansas. The novel weaves a compelling drama of the agony of grief and the triumph of love. It is a testament to faith, devotion and traditional American values. The letters transcend personal doubts and misgivings to convey universal romantic ideals, which Frank and Irene explore with eloquence, excitement and hope. Such an art form seems lost in today’s breathless impatience of e-mails and text messaging.