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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Steve Berry BookTrib Chat

Thriller/action adventure author Steve Berry released a new book, "The Columbus Affair" recently (which landed at #4 on The New York Times best seller list) and to celebrate, he's doing a live chat over on BookTrib. The chat will be next week, on Wednesday June 13th at 1:30PM EST.

BookTrib would love to have you join him for this incredible opportunity and exciting discussion! Get his professional insight on the writing process, his experience with bestsellers, and his dedication to historic preservation projects (The Columbus Affair is an historic thriller).

10 members of the audience will be randomly selected to win a copy of THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR. So, if you can, go to BookTrib that day and join in the chat. An RSVP is requested, just email

Book Blurb (from the press release):

“For 500 years historians have pondered the question: Who was Christopher Columbus? The answer is simply another question: Who do you want him to be?” – Anonymous Observer

He was called many names – Columb, Colom, Colon – but we know him as Christopher Columbus. Many questions about him exist: Where was he born, raised and educated? Where did he die? How did he discover the New World? None have ever been properly answered. And then there is the greatest secret of all.

From New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry comes THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR (Ballantine Books Hardcover – On sale May 15, 2012 for $27US) an exciting new adventure – one that challenges everything we thought we knew about the discovery of America.

Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard-hitting articles from hot spots around the world. But when a controversial report from a war-torn region is exposed as a fraud, his professional reputation is destroyed. Now he lives in virtual exile, haunted by bad decisions and the shocking truth he can never prove: that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy. But before Sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of the trigger, fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger with a request that cannot be ignored.

Zachariah Simon has the look of a scholar, the soul of a scoundrel and the zeal of a fanatic. He also has Tom Sagan’s estranged daughter at his mercy. Simon desperately wants something only Sagan can supply: the key to a 500-year-old mystery, a treasure with explosive political significance in the modern world. For both Simon and Sagan the stakes are high, the goal intensely personal, the consequences of opposing either man potentially catastrophic. On a perilous quest from Florida to Vienna to Prague and finally to the mountains of Jamaica, the two men square off in a dangerous game. Along the way, both of their lives will be altered – and everything we know about Christopher Columbus will change.

STEVE BERRY is the New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key, The Emperor’s Tomb, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Venetian Betrayal, The Alexandria Link, The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy, The Amber Room, and the short stories “The Admiral’s Mark,” “The Devil’s Gold,” and “The Balkan Escape.” He has 14 million books in print, which have been translated into 40 languages and sold in 51 countries. He lives in St. Augustine, Florida. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have founded History Matters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our heritage.

I won't be able to attend as I'll be working but I'm on the wait list for this book at my library. I'm looking forward to it!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds interesting I love a good thriller..i will try to attend this event..thanks Bea :)


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