David Swinson, the author of The Second Girl and other novels in the Frank Marr series, presents City on the Edge, a stand-alone novel about a teenage boy living abroad in Beirut, who discovers the truth about himself and his family.
13-year-old Graham moves with his family to Beirut, a city on the edge of the sea and cataclysmic violence. Inquisitive by natu8re, Graham suspects his State Department father is a CIA operative and that his family's fragile domesticity is a front for American efforts along the Israeli border.
Over the course of one year, 1974, Graham's life will utterly change. Two men are murdered, his parents' marriage disintegrates, and Graham, along with two ex-pat friends, run afoul of forces they cannot understand.
This Thrillwaukee virtual event features Swinson in conversation with Nick Petrie, author of the Peter Ash novels, most recently The Breaker. Copies of City on the Edge are available at http://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9780316528542.