Bill Rapp at The Learned Owl [12/4]
Join us as we welcome a yearly local favorite, Bill Rapp to The Learned Owl on Sunday December 4th from 1-3pm. Bill will be signing a number of mystery books he has written and discussing his May 2023 release A Turkish Triangle.
CIA officer Karl Baier is sent to Turkey to uncover the reasons behind the recent deaths of three Soviet assets at the height of the Cuban missile crisis. He discovers, however, that the three deaths are only the beginning. They are part of a broader effort to change the role of the United States in Turkey and the Middle East and undermine its determination to block the Soviet plans for Cuba and beyond.
Bill Rapp began his professional life as an academic historian of modern Europe before embarking on a new career with the Central Intelligence Agency. During his thirty-five years there, Bill spent most of his time in the Washington, D.C. area, but he also spent over nine years overseas in assignments ranging from Berlin (during the fall of the Wall and the reunification of Germany) to Irag, where he served as the deputy chief of station for analysis. Among his other assignments Bill was the White House PDB briefer for National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and her deputy Stephen Hadley. Bill retired in 2017 as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service, an Office Director, and senior executive at the Agency. He lives in Virginia with his wife, two daughters, and their miniature schnauzers. Bill is currently working on his Cold War Thriller series, which now has five books. He also has a three-book P.I. series set outside Chicago, where he grew up, and an independent thriller about the fall of the Berlin Wall.
CIA officer Karl Baier is sent to Turkey to uncover the reasons behind the recent deaths of three Soviet assets at the height of the Cuban missile crisis. He discovers, however, that the three deaths are only the beginning.