Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crossings clubhouse. (The Walnut Country HOA Clubhouse (44965 S Larwin Ave, Concord, CA 94521). We’ll be discussing I Am Pilgrim, a thriller by former journalist and screenwriter Terry Hayes (his credits include Payback, Road Warrior, and Dead Calm). Pilgrim is a retired Black Ops spy, who is drawn into a case of what appears to be a perfect murder and is soon enmeshed in international intrigue and a battle of wits against an adversary known as Saracen.
In September we’ll be reading The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, by Erik Larsen. “Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson’s spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men–the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World’s Fair, striving to secure America’s place in the world; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.” [Publisher's Blurb]. Discussion will be on Tuesday, September 15.