2017-09-01 / Community

Maine author to appear in South Portland

Join bestselling author, Bruce Robert Coffin, for a book talk on his newest crime thriller, “Beneath the Depths,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at South Portland Public Library’s main location. Coffin will kick off the second season of the library’s Author Talk series, which features monthly book talks by local authors.

Coffin is a former detective sergeant with more than 27 years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement, from the Portland Police Department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine's largest city. Following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, he spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, earning the Director's Award, the highest honor a nonagent can receive.

In Coffin’s latest mystery novel, Detective Sergeant John Byron is back and ready to prove that no one on his beat is above the law.

When the body of prominent Portland attorney Paul Ramsey turns up in the bottom of Casco Bay, following his loss of a multimillion dollar civil trial, Byron knows it's no accidental drowning. Golden boy Ramsey had a dark side and Byron believes the key to solving his murder lies in uncovering those secrets someone wanted buried along with him.

With the brilliant Detective Diane Joyner by his side, Byron takes on Ramsey's former employer, the powerhouse law firm of Newman, Branch & DeWitt. Author Talks take place on the second Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted. They are sponsored by Friends of the South Portland Public Library. For more information, visit www.SouthPortlandLibrary.com or call 767-7660, ext. 2.

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