The unthinkable has happened - the United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by a ruthless chief strategist. When a war of words with the North Korean regime spirals out of control and the President comes perilously close to launching a nuclear attack, it's clear someone has to act, or the world will be reduced to ashes.
Soon Maggie Costello, a seasoned Washington operator and stubbornly principled, discovers an inside plot to kill the President – and faces the ultimate moral dilemma. Should she save the President and leave the free world at the mercy of an increasingly crazed would-be tyrant - or commit treason against her Commander in Chief and risk plunging the country into a civil war?
The author, a columnist for the left-leaning Guardian newspaper, handed in the manuscript of his latest thriller, "To Kill the President," in late January - just 72 hours after Donald J. Trump took his presidential oath of office and eight months before Dotard vs. Rocket Man awakened fears of the apocalypse. And between then and its publication in June, he didn’t change a word. But trenchant satire aside, parallels with the current president are so familiar that some readers have dubbed Mr. Freedland "Nostradamus"
"Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town at the center of her iconic novel Baker Towers in this ambitious, achingly human story of modern America and the conflicting forces at its heart—a bold, moving drama of hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families.
Café Français Tuesday, 9 October, 19:00
Ladies’ Lunch Thursday, 11 October, 12:30
English Tea-Time Thursday, 11 October, 17:00 Germany trip a weekend early in October
Thank Goodness It’s Friday! When Friday, 12 October, 18:30
Movie Night Sunday 15 October
Wine Tasting Saturday, 20 October, 19:00
Walk & Talk Sunday, 21 October, from 14:00
Café Italiano Tuesday, 23 October, from 19:00
Sophie Book Group Wednesday, 24 October, 19:15
Club Meeting on Storytelling Tuesday, 30 October, 19:00 Other (non-club) events
Swiss Castle Day Sunday 7 October
Piano World Classics Friday, 19 October (NL page 19)
Talks on Robotics Wednesday, 17 October 18:00
Dancing regularly - see the event page
Hikes and walks occasionally - see Meetup