Alachua County Library District presents A Thrilling Evening with Solange Ritchie and Vincent J. Sachar on Monday, May 23, 7 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. These two former high-powered attorneys turned successful authors will talk about the timely and thought-provoking stories and characters in their respective thrillers, The Burning Man and Nowhere on Earth. Afterward, both authors will sign their books.
Solange Ritchie is an exciting new voice in the mystery/thriller genre. In her debut thriller she has created a riveting character, Dr. Cat Powers, who is a forensic pathologist for the FBI. This character must not only solve horrific crimes, but is forced to deal with the misogyny and the extra hardships of being a woman in a man’s world. Ritchie makes it clear in her books that women are not just femme fatales or victims, but strong and capable people who must find a way to balance all the challenges of work and family.
Ritchie is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She and her husband have legal careers in California. They split their time between homes in southern California and South Florida.
Attorney and author Vincent J. Sachar brings back a former U.S. Navy SEAL Kent Taylor in his latest action-packed thriller. This flawed book hero battles against a rogue group intent on drawing the U.S. into a foreign war. Driven by multi-layered characters and pulsing with action and suspense, this gripping novel follows the trail of corporate machinations, money laundering, high-stakes smuggling and dead bodies from a manufacturing plant in upstate New York to the jungles of Africa. At a time when real-life events around the globe expose dark money flowing freely into the coffers of nefarious political groups and show that international borders provide no refuge from acts of terrorism, Sachar’s tale of international intrigue and terror strikes at the heart of the concerns many have today.
Sachar earned his law degree at St. Johns Law School in New York. He is a frequent speaker at book events and author panels. Currently he lives with his wife and three children in south Florida.
If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).