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THIS UNNAMED GEOLOGICAL formation is the likely result of wind, rain and time eroading away surface material to expose what at one time would have lava (magma) that had cooled and solidified. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
COMING INTO OR out of the Chisos Mountains, this is the northwest view and is several miles south of Panther Junction and the headquarters for Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
THE CLARET CUP is covered in barbed spines and blooms a reddish, cup-shaped flower from about April to June or July in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
THIS VIEW FROM a formation called, “The Window,” looks out from the westside of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
INDIAN HEAD MOUNTAIN and its southern region offers this “leaning” wall of geology at the western boundary of Big Bend National Park. The rocks of the foreground are boulders ranging from man-sized on up. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
MASSIVE AND TOWERING, this wall of the geology is at least a couple of hundrend feet high and situated in the Indian Head area of Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
WIDE-OPEN PANORAMAS and mountainous terrain such as this are routine along roadside in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
THE SOUTHWEST SIDE of the Chisos Mountains, also known as the Chisos Mountain Basin and home to the lodge in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2011 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
A FALLEN TREE is an impassable barrier in an otherwise debris-free dry riverbed in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
INDIGENOUS TO TEXAS, New Mexico and Arizona, Javelinas in Big Bend National Park genetically differ from swine. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
LOST MINE TRAIL in Big Bend National Park, looking southward over Juniper Canyon, the Chisos Mountain’s Northeast Rim and into Mexico. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
A TREE SILHOUETTED against the night sky as seen from Chisos Basin in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
THIS VIEW EAST of a volcano is an illusion of the setting sun streaming through the Chisos Basin area behind Casa Grande Peak in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
WRIGHT MOUNTAIN in background at Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
A VIEW WESTWARD after sundown from the Indian Head area of Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
A CAMERA COMPENSATION for the limited light after sundown provides this view westward from the Indian Head area of Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson/Camera One. All Rights Reserved.
SANTA ELENA CANYON after sunset, as seen from the Chimneys in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson/Camera One. All Rights Reserved.

The Lighthouse Press, LLC offers DL Tolleson’s techno-thriller, The Gray Stopgap in a revised 4th edition hardcover and e-book, available online and through local bookstores. This edition includes an Author Introduction and an updated Note From the Author.

About the Novel — As the best operative in an ultra-secret intelligence cell known as, “Chancellor Agents,” Karns Gray is plagued by hellish, post-traumatic wartime memories and a betrayal at the hands of his fiancée. To excape his personal demons he volunteers for a medical experiment involving a bio-chemical synthetic-intelligent computer. But the experiment turns upon the expermenters, killing its creator and attempting to take over the body of Karns Gray. The attempt forces Gray into a two-year coma...

So begins a web of events spanning more than 20 years and costing numerous lives. An atypical espionage thriller, The Gray Stopgap is a psychological and emotional tapestry seamlessly woven between flashbacks and reality. Double agents, assassins, deep sea rescues and sub-orbital dogfights are but a few facets of an adventure that is as much about relationships and integrity as it is international intrigue.

“To be certain, it’s a techno-thriller—a spy thriller. But at its core it is something more akin to a morality play. That’s a rare thing in adventure fiction.”

The Lighthouse Press News Release

“It is ‘one powerful novel’ that ‘could certainly make a hard hitting movie,’ and, ‘overall it is compelling and sometimes mind stretching.’ That isn’t our promotional copy talking! That’s author Piers Anthony writing his recommendation ‘for readers who like unusual adventure’ in the form of DL Tolleson’s, The Gray Stopgap. Get recent news about the book, the edition history,1 links offering the novel and Piers Anthony’s review2—all through the web site of author DL Tolleson.”

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