|GENRE-CROSSING GRAY STOPGAP
AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER EDITION
MOBILE, AL (FEBRUARY 27, 2016) The
Lighthouse Press, LLC announces that DL
Tollesons techno-thriller, The Gray
Stopgap, is available in hardcover for
purchase online and through local bookstores.
Debuting in 1999/2000 the novel engendered three
Barnes and Nobel staff
recommendations local to the authors
home town. By the mid-2000s the novel was
unavailable due to stock exhaustion and major
logistical problems associated with the publisher
relocating from Florida to Alabama.
Our move coincided with the loss of
everything necessary to take The Gray Stopgap
to press, said Publisher Ron Richard.
That disaster, coupled with inventory
depletion, put the novel out of circulation.
Bringing it back was always our intention, but
the effort was fraught with unexpected
The obstacles were those facing novelist DL
Tolleson, who the publisher contacted for a
The manuscript was in electronic
format, Tolleson explained, and
corrupted with gibberish. I had to reconstruct it
guided by the print edition. It took a long
During the novels absence from titles in
print, previous signed editions were occasionally
offered by third party Amazon.com vendors at
collectible prices ranging upwards to $500.
Tolleson reports that when he contacted one of
the sellers about the exorbitant price, he was
told that it related to the scarcity of previous
editions, particularly those signed by the
True enough, Ive signed only a
handful of books, Tolleson admitted,
along with a promotional postcard that was
my first autograph request. But still, I mean
really, $500? Maybe for Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy
or F. Scott Fitzgerald...
Previous collectible editions aside, Publisher
Ron Richard said that commitment to releasing the
novel in hard cover is owed to the novels
emotional appeal across multiple genres and its
undercurrent of literary heft.
Thats where the real value of this
novel is found, Richard added. To be
certain, its a techno-thrillera spy
thriller. But at its core it is something more
akin to a morality play. Thats a rare thing
in adventure fiction.
About the novel: The Gray Stopgap opens
with an ill-fated experiment in
bio-chemical synthetic intelligence
orchestrated through flashbacks and reality.
Playing out across international borders and
ranging from deep sea rescues to sub-orbital
dogfights, it is both espionage and
techno-thriller. But it is also a literary
sleight-of-hand where international intrigue is
but a shadow cast by the emotional relationships
central to the plot.
The Gray Stopgap is now available at or
through your local bookstores and online
retailers. For more information, please visit, www.TheLighthousePress.com/GrayStopgap.htm.
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