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April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening With Robin Peguero & Glenna Milberg

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Date:
April 2
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

One in the Chamber is a snarky, vicious political mystery of my dreams, a perfect mix of gossily DC intrigue and high-minded political and legal ideas. If The West Wing was set in Capitol Hill and featured a diverse cohort of brilliant but troubled junior staffers – and made you want to burn down the republic – that’s One in the Chamber. The final shocking chapter had me reeling and thinking for days. A brave, gripping, and provocative book.” —Ashley Winstead, author of “Midnight is the Darkest Hour”


The Books & Books Literary Foundation presents…

AN EVENING WITH ROBIN PEGUERO

in conversation with

Glenna Milberg

discussing

One in the Chamber

(Grand Central Publishing, $29.00)

Tuesday, April 2, 7 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Books & Books is proud to present an evening with Robin Peguero discussing his new novel, One in the Chamber (Grand Central Publishing, $29.00). He will be in conversation with award-winning journalist Glenna Milberg.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.


About the Book:

On Capitol Hill, they work you to death. Cameron Leann is new to Washington, D.C. An Iowa farm boy without a penny to his name, Cam has joined a group of affluent junior staffers working for a powerful cohort of U.S. Senators known as The Gang of Six. Liz Frost, the group’s charismatic leader, teases and strings Cam along as he grows increasingly infatuated with her. Heir to a political dynasty, Randy Lancaster pushes Cam to his limits with his penchant for booze, drugs, and meaningless flings. Charlie James, Liz’s linebacker boyfriend, keeps Cam at a distance, eyeing the newcomer with suspicion. All of them have one thing in common. They hate their bosses. As the Gang of Six takes up the rushed nomination of the first Black chief justice to the Supreme Court, Cam and his friends are plotting against them. But in the game of politics, one’s motivations are never as they seem—especially true for Cam, the enigmatic figure at the center of it all. When a bombshell revelation threatens to sink the President’s Supreme Court pick, the Gang of Six fractures, pitting senator against senator in a confirmation battle for the ages. Alliances shift with the wind. Everyone is lying to everyone.  And on Election Night, one senator will end up dead.

About the Author:

Robin Peguero spent seven years storytelling to juries for a living, most recently as a homicide prosecutor in Miami. An Afro-Latino and the son of immigrants, he graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He has written for the Miami Herald, the Harvard Crimson, and the Harvard Law Review, and he served as a press spokesman in the U.S. House, a speechwriter in the U.S. Senate before becoming a lawyer, and an investigative counsel on the House Select Committee Investigating the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. He is currently Chief of Staff to a member of Congress.

About the Moderator:

Emmy award winning journalist Glenna Milberg joined Local10 News in September 1999. She hosts WPLG’s highest-rated public affairs program, “This Week in South Florida”, and   covers South Florida’s top stories and community issues for Local10 News. She covers Florida from the Everglades to the ocean and every zip code in-between; works the “campaign trail” for local, state and national elections; and travels world-wide to cover big national and international stories important to South Florida. Glenna’s work has earned Emmy Awards and South Florida’s Esserman-Knight Journalism Award.  The Miami New Times named Glenna South Florida’s Best TV Reporter. Other honors include the Big Impact Award from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Hadassah’s Myrtle Wreath Award, “Woman Worth Knowing” by Miami Beach’s Commission on the Status of Women, and South Florida’s Significant Women by Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Cancer Lifeline. Glenna graduated from the University of Florida as an English major with a Bachelor of Arts degree and added a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism from Florida International University, where she was named Outstanding Broadcast Journalist. She is a native New Yorker. She and her husband Michael have two bright and beautiful daughters and two high-energy & huggable Labradors, Cooper & Shadow.