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December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In Person: An Evening With Robin Lloyd
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH ROBIN LLOYD
(Lyons Press, $27.95)
Monday, December 4th, 6:30 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is delighted to present an evening with Robin Lloyd discussing his book Hidden Cargo (Lyons Press, $27.95)
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us
About the Book:
This well-crafted historical pulse-pounder from Lloyd (Harbor of Spies) sees a Navy lieutenant pulled into a dark conspiracy in the months following the Civil War. Everett Townsend , commander of a schooner out of Key West, discovers a ship run aground by a storm, its locked hold flooded and filled with dead bodies. The sole survivor claims all were former slaves kidnapped in Louisiana for sale in Cuba, where slave labor still is in high demand. Townsend soon learns that formerly enslaved people have been disappearing all along the Gulf Coast, and he’s secretly dispatched by the American government to Cuba to investigate. Once there, he encounters obstacles in the form of Spanish officials who fear the U.S. wants to end Cuban slavery, a reawakened romance with his former lover (who is part of a Cuban independence movement), and his own grandmother, a prominent plantation owner and supporter of the illegal slave trade. The novel moves quickly and is enriched by Lloyd’s mastery of historical detail. Readers of both adventure and historical fiction will find this a treat.
About the Author:
Robin Lloyd is a journalist and a novelist. He is the author of two novels, Rough Passage to London and Harbor of Spies. Lloyd has been involved in television journalism for more than forty years, working on camera as both a news reporter on the local and national level as well as a producer and writer off camera. A veteran correspondent for NBC News for nearly fifteen years, he filed reports from more than thirty countries, mostly in Latin America and Africa. He covered numerous wars and conflicts including the Iraq war, the Israeli intifada, the Falklands War, the guerrilla wars in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua, and the struggle against the apartheid regime in South Africa. Lloyd also covered the White House and the State Department during the Reagan and Bush administrations. Later as an independent news producer, he created and produced news programs with foreign networks from Washington and has written documentaries and longer news segments for many outlets, including Maryland Public Television. Among his awards are four Emmys from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay region and an award from the Overseas Press Club.