Thursday, February 18, 2010

One Book, One City: Mayhem Mondays!

San Marino’s 2010 One Book, One City events begin with Mayhem Mondays in March, featuring local crime fighters extraordinaire, shades of Parker’s ‘Charlie Hood’ in the featured book Iron River, a thriller on drug trafficking. Kicking off the series will be Los Angeles County SHERIFF LEE BACA on Monday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. Sheriff Baca commands the largest Sheriff’s Department in the United States, providing law enforcement to 40 incorporated cities, 90 unincorporated communities, 9 community colleges, and hundreds of thousands of daily commuters of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Baca was elected Sheriff of Los Angeles County in December 1998, and re-elected in June 2006 for his third term in office. He entered the Sheriff’s Department on August 23, 1965 and has served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. On Monday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. San Marino’s own Police CHIEF JOHN SCHAEFER will lead a discussion relating to the crimes detailed in Iron River. And on Monday, March 29, also at 7:00 p.m., SPECIAL AGENT JOHN TORRES from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the same agency character Charlie Hood joins forces with in Iron River, will share the reality of working in the Bureau. Fast-paced and wholly original, Iron River simultaneously spotlights T. Jefferson Parker’s talents as a vivid story teller and brilliant crime writer, and the complex and dangerous gun trafficking industry, a crucial issue of our day. There are several copies of the book at Crowell Library so reserve yours now. For further details, keep an eye on the website: