|Mystery Book Discussion Group: The Bookseller|
Event Type: Adult Programs|
Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Join us for a discussion of The Bookseller by Mark Pryor. “Max--an elderly Paris bookstall owner--is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent Tom Green. Their investigation reveals that Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his grim history, or even to the mysterious old books he sold?
On the streets of Paris, tensions are rising as rival drug gangs engage in violent turf wars. Before long, other booksellers start to disappear, their bodies found floating in the Seine. Though the police are not interested in his opinion, Marston is convinced the hostilities have something to do with the murders of these bouquinistes. Then he himself becomes a target of the unknown assassins.
With Tom by his side, Marston finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together, connecting the past with the present and leading the two men, quite literally, to the enemy's lair. Just as the killer intended.”
Books are available for loan on a first-come basis at the previous month's discussion and after that at the Information Desk. This program is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Location: Norman J Kelinson Room
literature programContact: Jo Carter