Coffee Talks program April 11 features local author, thriller on drug traffic


BURNET — Highland Lakes author Jack Davis will talk about his thriller “To Die in Chiapas” and its depiction of efforts to control drug traffic between Texas and Mexico during a Coffee Talks program April 11 at the Herman Brown Free Library.

The presentation is 2 p.m. at the library, 100 E. Washington St. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m. Organizers encourage attendees to arrive early for the popular series.

In Davis’ book, a county sheriff and a big city detective pursue a case that draws them into transnational drug deals and political conspiracy. The story begins in the Hill Country with a billionaire rancher pushing his own national political agenda and local law enforcement up against seasoned, professional criminals. The action crosses the border into Mexico and involves former CIA members, Zapatistas, cholera and an assassination plot.

Davis is a former newsman and a freelance writer now living on Lake Buchanan.

Coffee Talks is a free lecture series and are set on the second Thursday of the month in the meeting room of the library. The next program on May 9 features author Joe Nick Patoski and his book “The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America.”