Drones. The very word sounds invasive.
On Friday, at 5:30 p.m., at Park Road Books, Dan Fesperman, a Charlotte native and a 1972 graduate of Olympic High School, will talk about his new thriller -- his ninth -- called "Unmanned" (Knopf, $26.95).
A former reporter for the Baltimore Sun, Fesperman draws his plots from his own international assignments to Pakistan, Germany, Bosnia, Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Reviewing the novel for the Wall Street Journal, Howard Gordon says:
Dan Fesperman's excellent and timely ninth thriller, Unmanned, "...explores the ethical conundrums of the most potent new weapon in the American arsenal: the unmanned aerial drone. Watching our enemy from the sky is one thing, but what if those same eyes are looking down at us? And who is watching the watchers? Unmanned is a smart and thoughtful exploration of the unintended consequences of waging war by remote control."
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Park Road Shopping Center, Charlotte, 28209
COST: Free and open to the public.