This was the first Blaylock novel I ever read, and it hooked me hard. Probably best labeled as Contemporary Fantasy, many of his books paint a world of eccentric heroes and off-beat villains, locked into bizarrely-magical combat in suburban America. 'The Paper Grail' puts an entirely new twist on the grail legend. Howard Barton, genial and somewhat bumbling curator, drives to Mendocino, California to acquire a 19th-century woodcut drawing for his museum's collection. In the process, he hopes to mend fences with his childhood sweetheart, Sylvia, and recapture the spark of romance that's been missing from his life ever since. Laying his hands on the drawing turns out to be a lot more difficult than he expects, and reconnecting with Sylvia isn't much easier. Along the way, he stumbles into the middle of a quiet but desperately earnest battle over the Holy Grail. To the keeper of the Grail goes incalculable power, and all the wrong people want it for all the wrong reasons.
Jeff Edwards, Author of "Torpedo: A Surface Warfare Thriller"