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Gray Basnight Book-Signing & Reading: Flight of the Fox

  • Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library 475 Moe Rd NY, 12065 United States (map)

Gray Basnight, author of the new political thriller Flight of the Fox, who splits his time between Sullivan County and NYC, will be reading/signing books on Wednesday, 11/14 at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  The library is at 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065, phone is 518-371-8622.  Library contact is: Stephanie Dobiecki, sdobiecki@sals.edu.

Synopsis: An innocent math professor tries to decode a mystery file that lands in his in-box while a team of hitmen chase him from the Catskills to NYC and down the East Coast.  Their goal is to suppress dark government crimes from decades past.  His goal is for the truth to be told.  The action switches between the J. Edgar Hoover era and Professor Sam Teagarden’s decoding of the mystery file in 2019, against the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.  As the professor runs for his life, armed only with his wits and intellect, he worries whether the truth will be told, and if he’ll be seen as a hero whistle blower or a pariah.  Or worse, will he end up dead? 

The Buzz

  • “An electrifying, propulsive and timely thriller… that, by all rights, should shoot to the top of every bestseller list in the country… a tour de force of a government agency that’s so out of control it will do anything to protect itself… It’s a story that could have been ripped right out of yesterdays, todays, or tomorrows headlines ... and no matter which side of the political divide you’re currently on ... this gripping yarn about a black-ops unit … will keep you enthralled to the very last page.” -- Mysterious Book Review (July 16)

  • Flight of the Fox is something of a love letter to the classic espionage thrillers of the Cold War. Easy-to-consume prose serves as commentary on the state of high-tech surveillance in American life… This is a fun, entertaining read that flies by faster than its own predatory drones. Part chase story and part political thriller, it is the perfect summertime read for anyone worried about the machinations of the US government, especially the FBI.” – Editor’s Pick by Foreward Reviews (July/August)

  • Flight of the Fox is an explosively paranoid thriller that pays homage to classics of the genre. Basnight delivers nonstop action and an everyman hero to root for.” -- Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of The Switch.

  • “Basnight’s novel does double duty. It’s both a fast-paced and furious thriller and a thought provoking commentary on a government gone wild. Read it.” -- Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author ofWhat You Break

[Flight of the Fox; Down & Out Books; Trade Paperback; $18.95; ISBN: 978-1-946502-61-2; 381 pages].

Earlier Event: November 13
Bennington Poetry/Spoken Work Open Mic
Later Event: November 14
Story Hour with Jake