A Scourge of Vipers Author at PPL

A Scourge of Vipers Author Bruce DeSilva to Visit PPL April 12
– Providence Public Library welcomes A Scourge of Vipers author Bruce DeSilva for a book talk and signing on Sunday, April 12 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm in the Library's Meeting Room, 3rd Floor (150 Empire Street, Providence). DeSilva's newest book is at once a suspenseful crime story and a serious exploration of the hypocrisy surrounding sports gambling and the corrupting influence of big money on politics.
To solve Rhode Island's budget crisis, the state's colorful governor, Attila the Nun, wants to legalize sports gambling; but her plan has unexpected consequences. Liam Mulligan, investigative reporter for The Providence Dispatch, wants to investigate, but his bottom-feeding corporate bosses at the dying newspaper have no interest in serious reporting. So Mulligan goes rogue, digging into the story on his own time.

Starred Review from Library Journal: “DeSilva's Edgar and Macavity Award-winning books (most recently Providence Rag) are a consistently well-written hard-boiled series. Few of the regular characters have roles here. Still, this excellent addition features a bit of romance, a lot of action, plenty of snappy repartee, and social commentary on the fate of newspaper journalism and the corrupting role of money in the political process. QUALITY ALL THE WAY.”
Starred Review from Publisher's Weekly: “The lean prose and clever plotting will remind hard-boiled fans of Loren Estleman's Amos Walker novels.”

(release from Providence Public Library)