We first covered New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s Burien connections last April (read it here ), and now, he’s coming back for a book-launch party at his main character David Sloane’s favorite B-Town bar, The Tin Room, on Thursday, May 27th.
Dugoni’s latest book, Bodily Harm (release date May 25, $25 hardcover), is a continuation of his Sloane character’s story, who also happens to live in a not-so-fictional white waterfront house in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood.
Here’s what his website says about his latest book:
When parents lose their six-year-old son to an esteemed pediatrician’s seeming negligence, they turn to attorney David Sloane for justice.
In his return as “the lawyer who does not lose,” Sloane is on the verge of another victory, but something about the malpractice case has bothered him from the start. And his uneasiness grows when toy designer Kyle Horgan confronts him on the way to the verdict to claim responsibility not only for the child’s death but also for the fate of a second little boy in central Washington.
When the toy designer vanishes, leaving behind only a ransacked apartment, Sloane teams up with his longtime investigative partner (and former CIA operative) Charles Jenkins to reexamine the deaths and dig deeper into Horgan’s claims. They are forced to enter the cutthroat world of toy manufacturing where hundreds of millions of dollars are staked on finding the next “It” product. Sloane must dodge a vicious and calculating killer, exonerate the doctor, and overcome a devastating personal loss that nearly destroys him â€“ all while keeping in check his overwhelming desire for revenge.
Here’s a scanned excerpt from Bodily Harm with a scene set at the Tin Room â€“ note the description of proprietor (and “European soccer star”) Dan House:
Here are the event details:
WHAT: Author Robert Dugoni’s book launch party for Bodily Harm
WHEN: Thursday, May 27th, from 4:30pm â€“ 6:30pm
WHERE: Tin Room Bar & Grill, located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien; (206) 242-8040; www.tinroombar.com
INFO: From a press release:
“Socialize with Dugoni and discover why his main character, David Sloane, spends time in this neighborhood favorite.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Robert Dugoni is the New York Times bestselling author of The Jury Master, Damage Control, and Wrongful Death.
He has practiced as a civil litigator in San Francisco and Seattle for more than twenty years.
In 1999, he left the full-time practice of law to write.
He is a two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest.
He lives with his wife and two children in the Pacific Northwest.
To learn more, visit www.robertdugoni.com.”
VIDEO: Here’s a video interview by Author Magazine with Dugoni: