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Scary Technology, Cybersecurity, and Thrillers
February 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Author and attorney Reece Hirsch discusses how he turns cutting-edge privacy and cybersecurity issues into thrillers. In addition to being the author of six thrillers, Reece is the co-head of the privacy and cybersecurity practice of an international law firm. Reece discusses how he draws upon some scary and surprising real-world issues from his legal practice in crafting page-turning thrillers, the latest of which is Dark Tomorrow. Reece will be in conversation with Terry Shames, the author of the Samuel Craddock mystery series.
Reece’s first book, The Insider, was a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. His latest series, which includes Black Nowhere and Dark Tomorrow, features FBI cybercrime investigator Lisa Tanchik. His three prior books, The Adversary, Intrusion and Surveillance, all feature former Department of Justice cybercrime prosecutor Chris Bruen. Reece is a partner of an international law firm and co-chair of its privacy and cybersecurity practice. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation. He lives in Walnut Creek with his wife and an Ewok-like Brussels Griffon. His website is www.reecehirsch.com.
Terry Shames is the author of the award-winning, best-selling Samuel Craddock mystery novels. Her recent book is A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary and she is currently putting the finishing touches on the 9th book in the series. Visit Terry’s website at www.Terryshames.com.
Through a special partnership with Walnut Creek’s Flashlight Books (flashlightbooks.com), autographed book plates will be included with every book purchase from either author. Books can be ordered by emailing email@example.com or by calling 925-278-1797.
Live! from the Library, produced by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, features free public lectures, literary events, and cultural programs for the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries.