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Claire Holroyde, author of The Effort - a virtual Boswell event
From debut author Claire Holroyde comes The Effort, a heart-pounding novel of love and sacrifice that follows people around the world as they unite to prevent a global catastrophe.

For this event, Holroyde will be in conversation with Madison-area scriptwriter JS Dewes, whose debut novel The Last Watch will be published in April 2021.

When dark comet UD3 was spotted near Jupiter's orbit, its existence was largely ignored. But to individuals who knew better -- scientists like Benjamin Schwartz, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies -- the threat this eight-kilometer comet posed to the survival of the human race was unthinkable. The 150-million-year reign of the dinosaurs ended when an asteroid impact generated more than a billion times the energy of an atomic bomb.

What would happen to Earth's seven billion inhabitants if a similar event were allowed to occur? A team is assembled to address the threat, and there are only two alternatives - neutralize the greatest threat the world has ever seen or come to terms with the annihilation of humanity itself.

The Effort is available at Boswell for 20% off the list price through January 20, 2021 at

Jan 13, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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