For about 20 years, Ray Keating wrote a weekly column - a short time with the New York City Tribune, more than 11 years with Newsday, another seven years with Long Island Business News, plus another year-and-a-half with RealClearMarkets.com. As an economist, Keating also pens an assortment of analyses each week. With the Keating Files, he decided to expand his efforts with regular commentary touching on a broad range of issues, written by himself and an assortment of talented contributors and columnists. So, here goes...
Monday, October 24, 2016
New Thriller from Award-Winning Novelist Ray Keating Titled “Wine Into Water: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel”
Former CIA Operative and Current Pastor Takes on Wine Counterfeiters, Seeks Justice, and Embraces Forgiveness
Long Island, NY – Who knew the wine business could be sordid and violent? But that’s what happens when infiltrated by counterfeiters. A pastor, once was a Navy SEAL and CIA operative, is pulled into action to help unravel a mystery involving wine fakes, murder and revenge. WINE INTO WATER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL is Ray Keating’s sixth novel.
Along with his former CIA colleagues and the FBI, Grant is called on to seek justice and take on evil, while embracing forgiveness and staying rooted in his calling as a pastor.
In WINE INTO WATER, Keating not only serves up fine wine accompanied by some excellent food, but also a compelling mystery, interesting characters, action, adventure, fascinating relationships, humor, international intrigue, weakness, strength, doubt, forgiveness and faith.
Keating has been called “a great novelist” by the host of “BookTalk” radio. His previous thriller, MURDERER’S ROW: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, won the 2015 Book of the Year award from KFUO radio. Kirkus Reviews heaped praise on the book, noting, “Action fans will find plenty to love here, from gunfights and murder sprees to moral dilemmas.”
Discover Pastor Stephen Grant and his world of intrigue, faith, action, love and murder.
Amazon.com reviewers compare his thrillers to the works of Clancy, Ludlum, Grisham, Cussler, Griffin and Morrell.
WINE INTO WATER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL is available in trade paperback from Amazon.com at
This thriller also can be purchased and downloaded for the Kindle at
Keating’s previous books include MURDERER’S ROW: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, THE RIVER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, AN ADVENT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, ROOT OF ALL EVIL? A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL and WARRIOR MONK: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL. In addition to being a novelist, Keating is an economist, entrepreneur, a longtime adjunct professor, and a former, 20-plus-year newspaper columnist with Newsday, Long Island Business News and the New York City Tribune.
Review copies, interviews for the media, and author appearances are available upon request.
Contact: Ray Keating
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Pre-Order the Kindle Version of Ray Keating’s New Thriller WINE INTO WATER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL
Pre-Order the Kindle Version of Ray Keating’s New Thriller WINE INTO WATER: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL.
Order now and the book will be delivered to your Kindle on October 27th! The paperback will be available on October 27th as well!
Blood, wine, sin, justice and forgiveness…
Who knew the wine business could be so sordid and violent? That’s what happens when it's infiltrated by counterfeiters.
A pastor, once a Navy SEAL and CIA operative, is pulled into action to help unravel a mystery involving fake wine, murder and revenge. Stephen Grant is called to take on evil, while staying rooted in his life as a pastor.
WINE INTO WATER is the sixth thriller in the Pastor Stephen Grant series penned by award-winning novelist Ray Keating.