CBS correspondent and Rye Free Reading Room trustee Anthony Mason will interview special guest Nelson DeMille after the library’s Annual Meeting of its members on Sunday, January 27. The brief business meeting, which will include the election of officers and trustees, will begin at 3:30 p.m. Only members of the Rye Free Reading Room may vote, but everyone is invited to attend and to enjoy the social hour and conversation about a writer’s life that will follow at 4 p.m.
DeMille is the author of The Panther, the newest book in his John Corey series, and a long list of best-selling thriller novels. Among others they include The Gold Coast, Up Country, Night Fall, The Charm School and one, The General’s Daughter that was filmed starring John Travolta.
A native Long Islander who still lives there, DeMille often sets his stories in nearby locales like Plum Island. He is a graduate of Hofstra University (where he was since awarded an Honorary Doctorate), an Army First Lieutenant who saw action in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader, the father of three, and a member of The Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers, and American Mensa.
The Panther, published in October 2013, finds Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, posted overseas to Yemen to hunt down the mastermind behind the USS Cole bombing. During Superstorm Sandy, the author has heard, dozens of people read the brand new page-turner by candle or flashlight.
For more information about the library’s Annual Meeting and Mr. DeMille’s appearance at the Rye Free Reading Room, call 914-231-3161 or visit www.ryelibrary.org.