October 2018 is the 10th Anniversary of the THE FIRE

The Fire (2008) — my long awaited sequel to The Eight — is launched thirty years after the events of The Eight, when the bejeweled Black Queen from the Montglane Chess Service shockingly resurfaces in Russia. The children of the previous characters know nothing of the quest of their parents, but are drawn into it nonetheless — and […]

THE FIRE Book Launch in DC

Below are a few selected photos from the Official Book Launch Party for The Fire. The soirée was held in a unique location in Georgetown, Washington, DC. Among my co-hosts was Grandmaster Susan Polgar. Susan was the first female player to qualify for the male Grandmaster Title (1986), and held the title of Women’s World Chess […]