Dan Fesperman

The author of The Prisoner of Guantánamo reads from his newest spy novel

Dan Fesperman has spent the last 17 years as a war correspondent. It shows in his writing. Known for his blistering renditions of world politics in a post-9/11 world, the award-winning novelist reads from his newest novel, An Amateur Spy, today.

His fifth thriller, Spy takes us into the dirty underworlds of Jordan, Jerusalem and Washington, D.C. When the book opens, protagonist Freeman Lockhart — is that a symbolic name, or what? — has just retired from a career as an aid worker. He moves to the Aegean island of Karos with his Bosnian wife, which should make for idyllic bliss, right? Wrong. Their first night on the island, three men break into the house and kidnap Freeman. That’s when the fun really begins. The intruders want him to spy on a former co-worker. After the intruders threaten his wife, he finally agrees.

As all this is going on, a D.C. doctor is plotting a terrorist attack on some of the U.S. government’s biggest power brokers. How are the two events connected? Well, you’ll have to read the book, won’t you? Get your copy signed today at 6:30 p.m. today. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Wed., April 30, 6:30 p.m., 2008

 
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