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Anne LyleJon Steele was born in the American Northwest in 1950 and had already lived in six states by the time he was ten years old. He considers Great Falls, Montana to be the closest thing there is to hometown. He survived twelve years of Catholic education and went on to work an assortment of legal and illegal jobs all across America before joining Independent Television News of London where he was an award-winning cameraman and editor for more than twenty years. He has traveled and worked through seventy-eight countries across six continents. War Junkie, his autobiography of a life behind the camera in some of the worst places on earth, was published in 2002 and has become a cult classic of war reportage. The Watchers is his first novel.


Angelus  — (2011-2015) Angel City can stand alone. Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland... In the Lausanne Cathedral, Marc Rochat, a strange boy with a limp, watches over the city. He lives in a world of shadows and beforetimes and imaginary beings, waiting for the angel his mother told him he’d one day have to save. Marc believes that angel is Katherine Taylor, a high-priced escort who is about to discover that her real-life fairy tale is too good to be true. Meanwhile, Jay Harper wakes up one day with no memory of who he is, where he came from, or what he did before. Offered a job as a freelance security specialist for the International Olympic Committee, he has no choice but to accept. On the trail of a missing former hockey star, Harper crosses paths with Marc Rochat and Katherine Taylor, which he will discover is no coincidence. Three lives. One purpose…

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The Watchers: On the Edge

The Watchers by Jon Steele

[In our Edge of the Universe column, we review mainstream authors that incorporate elements of speculative fiction into their “literary” work. However you want to label them, we hope you’ll enjoy discussing these books with us.]

FORMAT/INFO: The Watchers is 560 pages long divided over a prologue called ‘Quietus’, four titled books, forty numbered chapters, and an Epilogue. Narration is in the third person via Marc Rochat, Katherine Taylor and Jay Harper. The Watchers is mostly self-contained, coming to a satisfying stopping point, but it’s the first book in a trilogy. The sequels are tentatively titled Angel City and The Way of Sorrows. June 9, 2011 marks the UK Hardcover pub... Read More