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Adventures by the Book® is excited to introduce our newest series, Mystery Books & Brews, and we couldn’t be more pleased that our inaugural event will feature New York Times bestselling author Christopher Reich! If you love mystery books and beer (and really, who doesn’t?), then make sure to join us at Gordon Biersch Brewery in Mission Valley.
As you enjoy a casual, light buffet dinner, and beer (of course!), Chris will discuss his exciting new international spy thriller, The Take, which is one part James Bond and one part Jack Reacher.
Your Adventure includes dinner, beer, tax, gratuity, author talk, book signing, and the chance to meet the author up-close and personal in a fun and intimate setting. Books provided courtesy of Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore.
Riske is a freelance industrial spy who, despite his job title, lives a mostly quiet life above his auto garage in central London. He is hired to perform the odd job for a bank, an insurance company, or the British Secret Service, when he isn't expertly stealing a million-dollar watch off the wrist of a crooked Russian oligarch.
Riske has maintained his quiet life by avoiding big, messy jobs; until now. A gangster by the name of Tino Coluzzi has orchestrated the greatest street heist in the history of Paris: a visiting Saudi prince had his pockets lightened of millions in cash, and something else. Hidden within a stolen briefcase is a secret letter that could upend the balance of power in the Western world. The Russians have already killed in an attempt to get it back by the time the CIA comes knocking at Simon's door.
Coluzzi was once Riske's brother-in-arms, but their criminal alliance ended with Riske in prison, having narrowly avoided a hit Coluzzi ordered. Now, years later, it is thief against thief, and hot on their trail are a dangerous Parisian cop, a murderous Russian femme fatale, her equally unhinged boss, and perhaps the CIA itself.
In the grand tradition of The Day of the Jackal and The Bourne Identity, Christopher Reich's The Take is a stylish, breathtaking ride.