To the East
About the Book
In this final novel of the Out of Solitude trilogy, Australian wine writer, Andrew Johnston, has had to leave Niki Menčetić in Dubrovnik while he returns to Australia to provide support for his brother, Adrian, during the illness of his wife. Andrew misses Niki and plans to return to Europe but receives an extensive new project from his publisher that takes him first through the wine producing regions of California. When he finally arrives in Dubrovnik, their feelings for each other have strengthened and matured. During his stay in Dubrovnik, and their travels around Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Niki reveals what she and her brother, Jakov, have been working on over the past fifteen years. What started with being a simple family project has developed into a complex search for the truth about her ancestors—over a period of several centuries. Andrew becomes drawn into the research and an unexpected and potentially dangerous connection with his own line of business emerges. Les Chemins de St. Jacques, or the Way of St. James, sprawls across Europe like a spider web and ensnares Andrew and Niki in its tendrils.
About the Author
Angus Kennedy was born in 1946. After attending school and university in Sydney, he spent nearly forty years in the sugar refining and winemaking industries in Australia and New Zealand and travelled extensively on winery business throughout Europe and the United States. He is currently retired and lives in Adelaide in South Australia.