As a Librarian, I’m pleased to provide a spring board for self-published local authors to share their books with the community. Self-publishing provides an outlet for an array of projects, such as local history topics, community memoirs, family history projects gone global and romance novels gone awry. These books may vary in format, intention, and audience level.
Occasionally there are fantastic books which work their way up the ranks with determination, character and a small publisher. Terrorists and the Terchova Treasure: In My Brother’s Place by George Banas is the type of book which interweaves language, plot, history, and skill into a wholly satisfying read. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, international crisis responder and military operative Joe Legion is charged with infiltrating terrorist cells while keeping his family and friends safe from unknown enemies. Utilizing his professional contacts, Joe disrupts attacks and plans orchestrated by extremist groups, which reveals not only the depth of each terror plot, but how the rules of espionage have thrown old alliances into turmoil.
Equal parts spy thriller, action exploit, and treasure hunt, In My Brother’s Place kicks off the first of hopefully more books by Banas. It’s the perfect material for fans of blockbuster and international spy movies, and if this appeals to your reading habit, you’ll greatly enjoy this novel. This is the type of read which artfully combines genres and garners a wide appreciation from readers. In My Brother’s Place will soon be re-released in a smaller trade paperback form and a long-awaited large print format will follow this spring.
Banas is one of nearly 40 authors participating in this year’s Author Fair at the Fountaindale Public Library District on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You’ll enjoy hearing the personal experiences behind his first book and hear his plans for the next installment of the series.
For more information on Author Fair 2011, visit our online flyer or contact the library at (630) 759-2102.
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