::International Spy Novelist To Sign Books
By Elliott West, Raleigh Chronicle News Editor
Thursday, March 29, 2007
RALEIGH - Acclaimed international spy novelist and former Raleigh resident Andrew Britton will be signing copies of his new book called The Assassin in Raleigh on Sunday at 2:30pm at the TirNaNog Irish Pub in downtown Raleigh on Blount Street near Moore Square.
Britton has been hailed by many as a young Tom Clancy with his authentically detailed fiction on espionage and terrorism that is packed with action.
His first book, The American, has been an international success with sales both in the United States and in Great Britain and the book will soon make its debut in Australia.
His new book, The Assassin, is full of international intrigue and set against a modern backdrop, also features some of the same characters as his first novel.
Both reviews and sales for Andrew's books have been excellent with reviewers calling them "smart" and with his capturing of authentic details, many can't believe that he is as young as he is. According to Britton's family, he performed a lot of research before writing the novels and interviewed many people who were part of the espionage and terrorism landscape in both the United States and in Europe.
"Like Tom Clancy, [Britton] has produced a thriller that makes current terrorist threats all too real," says the Library Journal in a recent review.
Britton used to live in Raleigh, but has been visiting his native Northern Ireland for the last few months before returning for a book tour in the United States.
Britton graduated from Leesville Road High School in Raleigh 1999 and joined the U.S. Army right out of school. He served as a combat engineer for three years in the United States and later in Korea. After serving in the armed forces, Britton returned to North Carolina and started taking classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His books are widely available at major bookstore retailers and also at the online retailer Amazon.com. ::