J. A. GASPERETTI
Local author J. A. Gasperetti will read from his fast-paced historical fiction tale, The Seal’s Lair . From LaJolla California to Perth Australia, The Seal’s Lair includes a cast of characters that range from a mis-identified body on the beach, a Manhattan widow of distinction, and a Nazi war criminal scientist, to a Navy Seal and a San Diego Homicide detective. Based in 1969, The Seal’s Lair has contemporary themes: identity theft, domestic terrorism, hate crime, fake news, and law enforcement run amok. More importantly, it brings to America imbedded Nazis akin to what the Jack Higgins best sellers brought to England as depicted in Storm Warning and The Eagle Has Landed. J. A. Gasperetti was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin, with course work at both the Madison and Milwaukee campuses. A Vietnam veteran, he served there with the 4th Infantry Division in 1966-67. He is retired and lives with his wife, Anne, in Iowa City.