BSB: Rick Campbell (Blackmail) and Liz Michalski (Evenfall) Author Talk and Book Signing

Bank Square Books welcomes Rick Campbell (Blackmail) and Liz Michalski (Evenfall) on August 10 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for an author talk, signing and FREE wine and beer! This event is free and open to the public.

About the Books

The U.S. aircraft carrier patrolling the Western Pacific Ocean is severely damaged by a surprise salvo of cruise missiles. While the Russian government officially apologizes, claiming it was the result of fire control accident during a training exercise, it was instead a calculated provocation. With the U.S. Pacific fleet already severely under strength, the Russian President decides that the US response is a clear indication of their weakness, militarily and politically, and initiates a bold plan.

Political unrest is spreading through the Eastern European states. The Russian Northern Fleet moves swiftly in the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian army is moving west to the border, and Russian Baltic and Black Sea Fleets are mobilized. In one bold strike, the Russian army moves to reoccupy a large number of the industrialized areas of the former USSR, while blockading the vital sea passages through which the world’s oil and natural gas transit. To make matters worse, Russia’s Special Forces have wired every major oil and natural gas pipeline with explosives. If the U.S. makes one move to thwart Russia, they’ll destroy them all. The U.S. is risking disaster if it acts, but the alternative is quite possibly worse. Torn between the unthinkable and the impossible, the only possible move―to launch an attack on all fronts, simultaneously.

In life, Frank could've had any woman he wanted. 
In death, he'll try to win back the one that mattered... 
Frank Wildermuth always regretted a mistake he made as a teenager: choosing Clara Murphy over her sister Gert. And like a true Murphy woman, Gert got on with her life, never admitting to heartbreak. Not even now, decades later, with Frank dead-dead, that is, but not quite gone. Now, Frank's niece, Andie Murphy, is back in town to settle his estate, and she sees that things have changed in Hartman, Connecticut. Aunt Gert still drives her crazy, but Cort, the wide-eyed farmboy she used to babysit, is all grown up-with a whole new definition for the word "sleepover." Even freakier are the whispers. Either Andie's losing her mind, or something she can't see is calling out to her-something that insists on putting right the past.



About the Authors

Rick Campbell, a retired Navy Commander, served on four nuclear-powered submarines, finishing his career with tours in the Pentagon and the Washington Navy Yard. On his last submarine, he was one of the two men whose permission is required to launch the submarine's nuclear warhead-tipped missiles. 

Upon retirement from the Navy, Rick was signed by Macmillan / St. Martin's Press for his novel - The Trident Deception, which was hailed by Booklist as "The best submarine novel since Tom Clancy's classic - The Hunt for Red October". Rick lives with his wife and three children in the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is under contract for the fifth and sixth books in this series, sequels to The Trident Deception, Empire Rising, Ice Station Nautilus, and Blackmail.

Liz Michalski's first novel, Evenfall, was published in February 2011 by Berkley Books (Penguin). She's been a reporter, an editor, a freelance writer, and has written hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines, and private corporations.

In her previous life, she wrangled with ill-tempered horses and oversized show dogs. These days she chases after small children and a medium-sized mutt. She likes dark chocolate caramels, champagne, and licorice tea (preferably not all served at once). In summer you'll find her visiting farmers' markets and trying to talk her family out of making her swim at the Connecticut shore. The rest of the year she's home in Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and son, hard at work on her next novel.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
53 W Main St
Mystic, CT 06355
Blackmail Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250072160
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - June 27th, 2017

"As in Tom Clancy's technothrillers, the war maneuvers feel authentic and are described in stellar detail." --Booklist on Blackmail

Evenfall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425238721
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley Books - February 1st, 2011

In life, Frank could've had any woman he wanted.
In death, he'll try to win back the one that mattered...