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SPEAKER: David Baldacci
EVENT DATE: 10/17/2006
RUNNING TIME: 63 minutes
New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci discussed his new novel, "The Collectors," on its publication day as part of the Books & Beyond series sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book.
In this sequel to "The Camel Club," renegade CIA agent Roger Seagraves has set himself up in the business of freelance assassination and treason. The Camel Club, a group of four dysfunctional crime solvers that includes a Library of Congress staff member, rises to the challenge after the sudden demise of the head of the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
The Library's Preservation Office plays an important role in the story, as does the "Bay Psalm Book," the earliest extant book (1640) printed in British North America, which was bequeathed to the Library in 1966 by Adrian Van Sinderen.
Speaker Biography: "The Collectors" is the 12th novel by David Baldacci. One of the world's most popular writers, his books have been published in more than 40 languages and in more than 80 countries. Previous titles include "Last Man Standing," "Hour Game" and "Freddy and the French Fries: Fries Alive!," his first children's book.
SERIES: Books & Beyond