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Bestselling Author Nelson DeMille, and Son Alex DeMille, Peak about Their Latest Thriller The Deserter
October 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
New Canaan Library presents a special evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille and his son, screenwriter Alex DeMille, introducing their just released thriller The Deserter. Due to the anticipated audience size, the event will be held at Woodway Country Club, Darien, Connecticut, on Wednesday, October 25 from 6:30 – 8 pm. The authors’ talk will be followed by a Q & A. The event is presented in partnership with Simon & Schuster. Those who register for the event before October 25th may bring their registration confirmation to Elm Street Books for a 10% discount on The Deserter at the bookstore or at the event. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
Nelson DeMille, author of iconic suspense thrillers and action adventure novels such as The Gold Coast, Radiant Angel, Plum Island and The Night Game, has just released the action thriller, The Deserter, co-authored with his son Alex DeMille. The novel centers on a search for an Army deserter who has fled to Venezuela after escaping duty in Afghanistan under strange circumstances. On the hunt for Delta Force Capt. Kyle Mercer are Scott Brodie, a hardened ex-soldier with impulsive, rogue tendencies, and Maggie Taylor, a relatively inexperienced agent,
both of the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division. The partners’ dynamics, the action-filled moments, twists and turns and suspicions of CIA involvement make for a riveting thriller by two award winning writers.
NELSON DeMILLE is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty one novels, including his most recent #1 New York Times bestseller, The Cuban Affair. Two of his novels, Mayday and Word of Honor, were made into TV movies, and The General’s Daughter was made into a major motion picture starring John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe. He has written short stories, book reviews, and articles for magazines and newspapers. Nelson DeMille is a combat-decorated U.S. Army veteran, a member of Mensa, Poets & Writers, and the Authors Guild, and a member and past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a member of the International Thriller Writers, who honored him as 2015 Thriller Master of the Year. He lives on Long Island with his family.
ALEX DeMILLE is a writer, director, and film editor. He grew up on Long Island and received a BA from Yale University and an MFA in film directing from UCLA. His films and screenplays have won multiple awards and fellowships, including his film The Absence, which was awarded Best Film at Comic-Con in 2012. He has edited numerous commercials, shorts, and independent feature films, among them My Nephew Emmett, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2018. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter. The Deserter is his debut novel.