6 p.m., Book release event for co-authors Lou Kilzer and Mark Boyden, to celebrate the release of their new book, "Fatal Seductions," the second in the Sally Will series. This event is free and open to all; no reservations needed.
Sally is a young reporter for the Chicago Tribune stationed in Denver. She is prone to panic attacks, smokes thin black cigars and drinks a little too much Dewars. But she manages to track down hit men, Russian Mafia and American Cosa Nostra bosses.
In "Fatal Seductions," she investigates the death of a Denver-based billionaire CEO of a major defense contractor, killed by Sally's nemesis, Katya, a green-eyed Russian professional killer, probably the most prolific in the world. The story takes us from Denver to Russia, North and South Korea, and finally to Costa Rica.
Sally always breaks journalistic rules when the stakes are high enough. She listens to the words of her dead father as she makes some of her most critical decisions.
The book includes a life-or-death submarine chase. The authors worked with Commander William "Jerry" Holland, Rear Admiral (Rtd.) of the U.S. Submarine Fleet, on the submarine scenes.
The first book in the series, titled "Fatal Redemption," was dedicated to friends at the Denver Press Club and won these first-place awards: Winner, North West Book Festival, General Fiction; Winner, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Crime Fiction; and Winner, IRDA Awards, Mystery/Suspense. Here is a Publishers Weekly review: http://booklife.com/project/fatal-redemption-8110
6 p.m., DPC Members' holiday party.
Menu: Meat lasagna, vegetable lasagna, chicken cacciatore, baked ham, garlic bread, green salad, dessert. Cost: $25 per person.
Remember that parking will be restricted throughout downtown (Glenarm Place will be closed at the club), but there still will be paid lots you can use.
Better yet, come in on light rail.
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6:30-8 p.m., Live From the Denver Press Club presents "The Topic of Conversation Radio/Podcast with Rob Scoggins Jr.," who is a Denver Press Club member.
His guests are Kevin Baranowski, president and founder, and Janet Dybek, Colorado Director, of the Luca John Foundation (www.lucajohnfoundation.com).
The foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for skeletal dysplasia and supporting grieving families in need. It also provides financial assistance for funeral expenses and medical research grants. The foundation is almost 10 years old and has helped more than 200 families in more than 30 states with more than $150,000 in bereavement assistance.
This radio program/podcast includes a 30-minute meet-and-greet session, then a one-hour recording of the show -- and you're invited to be part of the audience.
No reservations necessary; all are welcome to attend.
More info: http://livefromthedenverpressclub.com