Friends of the Library at Fairfield University present James Rees, alumnus and suspense novelist


James Rees, Fairfield University Class of '89, does more than expose the dark underbelly of urban life in his gritty page-turner, "Silent Assassins." He exposes each one of us: The real "silent assassins" unwilling to get involved and give back to our communities. Rees will read from this debut novel on Thursday, April 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library. The reading is hosted by Friends of the Library at Fairfield University.

Rees will answer questions, discuss why he believes in community service and explain how he got published. His novel revolves around an elusive drug lord called The Titan, a string of shantytown murders and an FBI agent haunted by his past. But Rees, who started a tutoring program for at-risk youth in Mamaroneck, N.Y., also imbeds an anti-drug, pro-education message in the story.

The reading is free and open to the public, but reservations are needed. To attend or for more information, contact Keith Stetson at (203) 254-4044, ext. 2184.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 18, 2002

Vol. 34, No. 183