Terry Hayes - Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 7:00pm
Book lovers will be treated to an arresting evening of espionage, murder and mystery writers. Movie producer, screenwriter and thriller novelist, Australian Terry Hayes is joined on stage by St. Louis crime novelist Scott Phillips, to discuss his debut novel I AM PILGRIM. Audience Q&A and book-signing follows. Attendees can also enjoy drinks, free gift cards from Outback Steakhouse, door prizes and free parking. A portion of all ticket sales go to support The BackStoppers.
Doors open at 6:00pm at Mad Art Gallery, the 1930’s Art Deco designed Third District Police Station, in historic Soulard. Guests will get the full station house experience with drinks served from behind the bars of the Sergeant's desk.
At 7:00pm, Terry Hayes takes the stage to share I AM PILGRIM. Called “Simply one of the best suspense novels I’ve read in a long time,” by New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci, Hayes grabs readers with a challenging police investigation that leads to a taut, terrifying race against time and bio-terrorism; sending the former head of a U.S. espionage unit on a climax-building chase across the globe; from the White House to Afghanistan; through a Nazi death camp and the barren wilderness of the Hindu Kush; all in search of a jihadist set on mass murder and destruction.
Hayes is the award-winning writer and producer of numerous big screen films, including Dead Calm, Payback, Flightplan, Road Warrior, and Bangkok Hilton; as well as Emmy-nominated television movies and mini-series. He will be interviewed on stage by St. Louis crime novelist Scott Phillips, author of nine books, including, The Ice Harvest, a feature film directed by Harold Ramis and starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. Phillips’ newest novel, Hop Alley, will be published in May and available for purchase at the event.
A portion of proceeds from all tickets donated to The BackStoppers.
Reluctant to leave St. Louis, after a successful event, Terry Hayes locks himself in a jail cell! Seriously, though, what a great night with him and Scott Phillips!
AP says, "the storytelling and a truly intriguing protagonist make "I Am Pilgrim" a contender for best-of-the-year lists."