Ah, what sort of luck is it, and how is it that we live so right, that but a few short weeks before Christmas we get an unexpected present from Pocket Books in the form of a new novel from Jeffery Deaver? The answer is an author's restlessness, a desire to retell a tale previously told and to tell it better than it was told before.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES was originally published in Great Britain about six years ago. And a fine tale it was; but Deaver, upon rereading it, felt that it didn't have some of those little twists and turns and curves that make a Deaver novel a Deaver novel. He accordingly did some major revisions for the Ame