University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Post-combat Peril

The protagonists that Peter Abrahams (Spencer Quinn), Alex Kava and Nick Petrie created deal with military experiences that have left them emotionally scarred, and with the help of dogs they learn to reconnect with the world. Assistive listening devices available.

Spencer Quinn

Peter Abrahams is the New York Times best-selling author of 25 novels, including the Edgar Award-winning "Reality Check," "Oblivion" and the Echo Falls series for middle graders. Writing as Spencer Quinn, he is also the author of the Chet and Bernie series as well as the Bowser and Birdie series for younger readers....

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Alex Kava

Alex Kava is the New York Times, USA Today and Amazon best-selling author of 17 novels that include the critically acclaimed K9 series featuring Ryder Creed and the international best-selling Maggie O’Dell series....

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Nick Petrie

Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. His story "At the Laundromat" won the 2006 Short Story Contest in The Seattle Review, a national literary journal....

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Reckless Creed #3 in series
Alex Kava
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin Random House
October 2017
ISBN 9780399185465
384 pages
$9.99, INSTOCK
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In the new edge-of-your-seat thriller from New York Times-bestselling author Alex Kava, Ryder Creed, his K-9 search-and-rescue dogs, and FBI agent Maggie O'Dell find themselves at the center of a dire and mysterious case. More/less

The Right Side
Spencer Quinn
Mystery / Thrillers
Simon and Schuster
June 2017
ISBN 9781501118401
Hardcover, 336 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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"A deeply damaged female soldier home from the war in Afghanistan becomes obsessed with finding a missing girl, gains an unlikely ally in a stray dog, and encounters new perils beyond the combat zone. More/less

Light It Up
Nick Petrie
Mystery / Thrillers
G.P. Putnam and Sons
January 2018
ISBN 9780399575631
Hardcover, 400 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. More/less

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