Rollins, who has a background in evolutionary biology, often sprinkles seeds of truth into his stories, and The Doomsday Key is no different. The plot features the Club of Rome, a real-life think tank that holds that overpopulation will cause the collapse of civilization. How soon will we reach that point? Rollins asks in press materials. You only have to watch the recent food riots around the world to know were at that brink already. Can it be stopped? Or are we too late? In The Doomsday Key, I offer a solution if were brave enough to face it.
Appearing with Rollins is David Morrell, considered the father of the modern action novel. Hell be reading from his new work, The Shimmer, a thriller set in a fictional Texas town similar to Marfa. 6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
James Rollins also appears at the Houston Public Library, as part of their An Afternoon with
reading and discussion series on Wednesday. Noon. 500 McKinney. For information, call 832-393-1313 or visit www.houstonlibrary.org. Free.
Tue., July 14, 6:30 p.m., 2009