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Thriller Author Talks Conspiracy at Santa Monica Library
By Jorge Casuso
January 25, 2019 -- In Gray Basnight's new novel, "Flight of the Fox," a mathematician/cryptologist is on the run with an explosive document that would make him the greatest whistle-blower of all time.
Readers who don't want the ending spoiled can fill in any of a number of conspiracies -- from Illuminati running a secret global government to UFO aliens hidden in the New Mexico desert.But the underlying theme, says Basnight, who will read from his novel at the Santa Monica Library next Saturday, is that the world we live in “is so complicated and confusing that suspicion of conspiracy is not only reasonable, it’s healthy.”
After nearly three decades in broadcast news, where he worked as a radio news writer, editor, and reporter, Basnight became "deeply immersed" in fiction writing, according to his bio.
His 2012 debut novel, "The Cop with the Pink Pistol," a modern NYC-detective mystery, was praised for its fast pace and tongue-in-cheek humor.
He followed it with a Civil War novel, "Shadows in the Fire," that follows the fate of two young slaves on the edge of freedom as Richmond falls.
A book sale and signing follows the free program. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.
The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, R10 and 18 and provides bicycle parking racks. The Expo Line and other bus routes stop nearby.
For more information, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.
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