Each $50 event ticket includes a signed copy of Patterson’s new hardcover thriller, Blowback. This special event, which includes a Q&A session, will take place at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown.
James Patterson is the world’s best-selling author. His enduring fictional characters and series include Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, and NYPD Red mysteries along with such acclaimed works of narrative nonfiction as Walk in My Combat Boots, E.R. Nurses, and his autobiography, James Patterson by James Patterson. Bill Clinton (The President Is Missing) and Dolly Parton (Run, Rose, Run) are among his notable literary collaborators. For his prodigious imagination and championship of literacy in America, Patterson was awarded the 2019 National Humanities Medal. The National Book Foundation presented him with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and nine Emmy Awards. He lives in Florida with his family.
In Blowback, James Patterson and Brendan DuBois explore the question, is anyone above the law? America has elected its most brilliant president ever. Unfortunately, he’s also insane.
U.S. President Keegan Barrett has swept into office on his success as Director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with deadly consequences. Barrett personally orders CIA agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute his plan, but their loyalties are divided. The CIA serves at the pleasure of the president, yet the agents have sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. When the threat comes directly from the Oval Office, that’s where the blowback begins.
Linda L. Hellstrom, Founder
Wendy Supron, Chair
Elizabeth K. Parker
Diane Naughton Washburne