Tucson Festival of Books

Bruce Borgos

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Bruce Borgos writes stories about families and the people who will do anything to protect them. If you enjoy contemporary fiction with themes of human struggle and the power of love, then you will enjoy Borgos' novels.

Borgos' new novel is "The Bitter Past." It is a dual timeline story involving a Nevada sheriff hunting a Russian assassin in his county, a 60-year-old spy hunt from the dawn of the Atomic Age and America’s ambitious program to beat the Soviets in the Cold War. For Porter Beck, a former army intelligence officer, the clock is ticking, and bombs come in many forms.

A member of the Western Writers of America, Borgos is a near lifelong resident of Nevada where he lives with his wife, whom he met in the second grade, and all manner of animals. When he is not writing, you can usually find him on a tennis court somewhere or at his cabin in the mountains of Utah.

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Scheduled events:
Echoes from the Past
These authors have come to the festival with tales that are far more complex than may first appear. Each has echos from the past and a mystery waiting to be unveiled.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lou Berney, Bruce Borgos, Mike Stark
Moderator: Christine Burke Hewitt
Mid-Century Murders
As if crafting a clever mystery weren't enough, authors Bruce Borgos, Sujata Massey and Lev Rosen set their stories in eras before cellphones. Three expert mystery writers discuss what it takes to set a story in another century.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Bruce Borgos, Sujata Massey, Lev Rosen
Moderator: Susan Fifer

The Bitter Past
A Mystery
Mystery / Thrillers
St. Martin's Publishing Group
July 2023
ISBN 9781250848079
320 pages
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