Mystery writer Todd Borg is signing his new book “Tahoe Ghost Boat” 6:30 p.m. Friday at Shelby’s Book Shoppe.
This is Borg’s 12th book set in the Valley and at the Lake.
“Tahoe Ghost Boat” tells the story of Gertie O’Leary a 15-year-old girl with a messy bird’s nest of red hair, a serious softball pitch and a dream to be a movie director. She also has a $2 million price on her head.
When a gang led by a killer called Mikhailo the Monster takes Gertie as the centerpiece of an extortion plot, Gertie’s mother calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna for help.
McKenna finds out that Gertie’s stepfather has just died in what looks like a boating accident and that Gertie’s mother cares more about not losing money to blackmail than saving her daughter.
As the unwanted child of divorced, self-focused parents, Gertie has no defenders. So McKenna appoints himself her savior. But, McKenna is one man up against a small army of twisted murderers whose orders are to kill the girl.
Borg will be talking and signing in 88 Cups, next to Shelby’s. The restaurant will be open for good food and drinks.
Shelby’s Book Shoppe is located at 1663 Lucerne Street in the Minden Village.
For more information, call 782-5484.