The latest Authors Live! will feature author Karin Slaughter in support of her new book, Cop Town. Violent crime, police politics, and race relations all figure in this scintillating standalone set in 1970s Atlanta.
Maggie Lawson comes from a disjointed, emotionally disconnected family of law enforcement officers, and her time spent as an Atlanta PD cop has hardened her to many of the job’s horrors. But when her brother, Jimmy, who’s also a police officer, loses his partner to a notorious and elusive cop killer—only surviving the ordeal himself because the assassin’s handgun jammed—Maggie decides she can’t write this murder off as yet another day on the job. Determined to track down “the Shooter,” she finds an unlikely partner in Kate Murphy, a stunningly beautiful widow and new recruit reassigned to Maggie’s patrol.
The 7 pm event is free and open to the public. A 6 pm reception, by reservation only, is $30 per person and includes a copy of the book. For more information and reservations for the reception, call 214-523-2240 or go to www.hpumc.org. Books will be available for purchase and there will be a book signing following the program.