‘Fire on the Island’ author Timothy Jay Smith to speak Oct. 27

September 8, 2020

Browseabout Books will host a live, interactive conversation with award-winning novelist and screenwriter Timothy Jay Smith about his latest novel, “Fire on the Island,” set on the Greek island of Lesvos, at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, via Zoom.

A former Rehoboth Beach resident, Smith will discuss the craft of writing and how he managed to succeed in a second career that is elusive to so many aspiring authors.

In “Fire on the Island,” Nick Damigos arrives on the island just in time to run into the flames of the latest fire and rescue a beloved truffle-sniffing dog. Hailed as a hero and embraced by the community, Nick finds himself drawn to Takis, a young bartender who becomes his primary suspect – and his lover. Theirs is not the only complicated romance in the community, and Takis isn’t the only suspicious character on the island. The local priest is an art forger, a young Albanian waiter harbors a secret, the captain of the coast guard station seems to have his own agenda, and the village itself hides a violent history. Nick must unravel the truth in time to prevent catastrophe, while also coming to terms with his own past trauma. In saving the village, he will go a long way toward saving himself.

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