The third book in the Double Helix series, Perfect Weapon, marked the incorporation of “places” into my novel covers. It featured Washington, D.C. Keeping with that trend, Perfection Challenged brings us to Singapore and features the beautiful Helix Bridge and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in the background.
In a departure from the rest of the series, Perfection Challenged features FACES! Yes, Danyael Sabre and Zara Itani finally have faces attached to them. Faces are dangerous concepts in novel covers. Many readers prefer to form their own image of the characters. Others appreciate having a face attached to a name. It was especially difficult with Danyael and Zara because they’d gone on for so many books without their faces on the cover. I spent hours looking over photographs, trying to find the right image to use.
I think I succeeded. When I wrote all subsequent Double Helix books, my mental image of Danyael and Zara were of these two people featured on the cover of Perfection Challenged. They’ve trumped whatever mental image I had prior to them. (See what I mean by faces can be dangerous?)
Perfection Challenged is my favorite book in the Double Helix series, and brings to a end the arc that began when Galahad escaped from Pioneer Laboratories. It’s the story of compassion coming a full circle. That’s not to say there aren’t more stories to be told, but for now, we have an ending. I hope you’ll check it out here.
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