An Evening with Brad Thor
July 28 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$35
Join us for a virtual evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor in conversation with local mystery writer Chris Knopf, author of the popular Sam Acquillo mystery series.
With more than 15 million books in print, BRAD THOR has written 20 thrillers featuring Navy SEAL-turned-covert-counterterrorism-operative Scot Harvath, the newest of which, Near Dark, is on sale on July 21, 2020.
Known for his innovative plots and extensive knowledge of intelligence, special operations, and terrorist communities, Thor has appeared on FOX News Channel, CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, TheBlaze, ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS to discuss terrorism and current events — and how closely his novels of international intrigue parallel the real threats facing the world today.
Thor was recruited into the Department of Homeland Security’s “Red Cell” program – an elite group of writers and artists commissioned to brainstorm terrorist scenarios for the U.S. government. “What I developed there stays there – that was the deal,” Thor states. “That said, the ideas I come up with for my novels are created in the same way the scenarios for the Red Cell Program are.”
To collect valuable research for his novels, Thor has traveled around the world, including a trip to Afghanistan, where he shadowed a black ops team. “It was dangerous, but very exciting at the same time,” Thor says. “It also lends a tremendous amount of authenticity and detail to my thrillers that just wouldn’t have come through had I not been there to see and experience their world first-hand.”
CHRIS KNOPF is the author of Short Squeeze, Elysiana and the Sam Acquillo mystery series, including The Last Refuge, Two Time, Head Wounds (which won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Mystery), Hard Stop, and Black Swan. He lives with his wife Mary in Connecticut and Southampton, New York.
Admission is $35, and the cost includes a signed copy of Near Dark! Register here!
All proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum.