A Guatemalan journalist is kidnapped, the only message from her captors being that they’ve murdered her lawyer.
The harrowing tale of intrigue tied to the sordid world of human trafficking is told by crime writer Peter Kirby in his recent novel Open Season. Kirby is giving readings from the book this week at TNRD libraries around the region.
Kirby reads at the Savona Library on Wednesday, March 9, at noon; the Kamloops Library, also on March 9, at 7 p.m.; and the Chase Library on Thursday, March 10, at 5 p.m.
Open Season revolves around Insp. Luc Vanier. In a race against time, the police officer sets about reconstructing the kidnapped journalist’s life, including the secretive underbelly of a multinational mining corporation and the hiding places of desperate refugees from human trafficking.
The Canada Council for the Arts reading is free, but space is limited, so pre-registration with each library is required.