John Ward’s Book Release

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Date(s) - Sat. Mar. 04, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Celebrate the release of John Ward’s debut mystery novel, The Citadel, the first book in his Amir Duran thriller series from Vine Leaves Press. (link:

Doors open at 6pm.

At 7, John will share a selected reading from The Citadel, followed by a short Q & A with Boston Globe contributor Sam Hiersteiner and a book signing. Hard copies and digital orders will be available for purchase.

Event will include food, CASH BAR, and live music from DJ Bad Lieutenant.



Detective Amir Omar Duran was just a boy when the British invaded his beloved Granada. Now—after two decades of colonial rule—the ancient city of winding alleys and iconic architecture is a smoldering caldron of corruption, poverty and strife.
On the eve of a political summit between the city’s wrangling factions, Amir is dispatched to Granada’s torrid outskirts to investigate the unusual death of an African migrant. When the investigation puts Amir at odds with some of Granada’s most powerful men, Agent Brit Tillman is assigned by The British Crown to keep a watchful eye.
As more shocking evidence is unearthed, Amir and Brit must form an alliance to foil a dark conspiracy and uncover the man behind it. And in a city full of unsavory businessman, desperate refugees and hardboiled spies, almost everyone is a suspect.
THE CITADEL is the first book in a three-part thriller series featuring Detective Amir Duran and Agent Brit Tillman.