Author Owen Matthews to discuss latest thriller ‘Red Traitor’ at July 22 Barr virtual event
Reporter-turned-author Owen Matthews will discuss his newest novel, RED TRAITOR, as part of Barr Memorial Library’s Virtual Authors at Your Library series Thursday, July 22, beginning at 6 p.m. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Barr Memorial Library) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Reporter-turned-author Owen Matthews will discuss his newest novel, RED TRAITOR, as part of Barr Memorial Library’s Virtual Authors at Your Library series Thursday, July 22, beginning at 6 p.m.

RED TRAITOR is a thriller set at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following KGB Lt. Col. Alexander Vasin and his struggles in a post-Stalinist system, RED TRAITOR takes place in a Soviet submarine off the Florida coastline.

As tensions fuel between the United States and Russia over hidden missiles, Vasin must engage in high-stakes espionage against a rival agency. With each submarine holding enough nuclear warheads to start the next world war, Vasin undergoes a grave chase to stop catastrophic events.

Author Owen Matthews to discuss latest thriller ‘Red Traitor’ at July 22 Barr virtual event
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Inspired by real-life Soviet submarine commander Vasily Arkhipov, RED TRAITOR shows one of the world’s most chilling events through the Soviet lens. This detailed and historically accurate spy novel is set to be one of the most provocative of the summer. Called a “tense, claustrophobic tale of underwater woes” by CrimeReads, is a gripping summer read for all thriller readers.

As a British journalist and author, Matthews spent years working in Moscow newsrooms and serving as Newsweek's bureau chief in both Istanbul and Moscow. Now, Matthews is a writer of numerous non-fiction books, including Stalin’s ChildrenGlorious Misadventures, and An Impeccable Sky.

The virtual event will feature an exclusive Q&A with the author as well as an update on the third book in the series, RED CHAOS.

Those interested in joining the virtual event should RSVP through email at barrlibraryevents@gmail.com. For more information, call the Library at 502-624-1232 or visit https://knox.armymwr.com/programs/barr-memorial-library.

Author Owen Matthews to discuss latest thriller ‘Red Traitor’ at July 22 Barr virtual event
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