James Comey with George Fong - Central Park West (Corte Madera Store and Live Online Ticketed Event)

James Comey
in conversation with George Fong

Central Park West

Corte Madera Store & Live Online

Thurs., June 8, 2023 • 6:00pm PT

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In the thrilling first crime novel from the former director of the FBI, a murder investigation reveals deadly connections between high-ranking politicians and the mafia

The gripping crime fiction debut from former FBI director James Comey takes readers deep inside the world of lawyers and investigators working to solve a murder while navigating the treacherous currents of modern politics and the mob.

When a years-long case against a powerful mobster finally cracks and an unimpeachable witness takes the stand, federal prosecutor Nora Carleton is looking forward to putting the defendant away for good. The mobster, though, has other plans. As the witness’s testimony concludes, a note is passed to the prosecution offering up information into the assassination of a disgraced former New York governor, murdered in his penthouse apartment just days before. It’s enough to blow the case wide open, and to send Nora into a high-stakes investigation of conspiracy, corruption, and danger.

Drawing from the author’s decades in federal law enforcement, including his years in Manhattan as a mob prosecutor and later the chief federal prosecutor, Central Park West is a fast-paced legal thriller with an intriguing plot enriched by real-life details and experiences. That unique perspective gives the novel much of its allure, but it’s the unforgettable characters, shocking twists, and courtroom scenes as authentic as they are dramatic that will leave readers looking forward to more from this bold new talent in the genre.

James Comey, since graduating from the College of William and Mary in 1982 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1985, has been a prosecutor, defense lawyer, general counsel, teacher, writer, and leader. He most recently served in the US government as the Director of the FBI. His best-selling book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership was published in 2018 and was made into a 2020 television limited series. His second book, Saving Justice: Truth, Transparency, and Trust, also a New York Times best-seller, was published in 2021. Central Park West is his first crime novel.

George Fong spent twenty-seven years as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, investigating all facets of violent crimes, including kidnapping, extortion, serial killings, crimes against children, bank robbery, drug trafficking, fugitives, and Asian gangs. He was a member of the FBI's Evidence Response Team and a certified undercover agent. He is now the Director of Security for the world-wide sports television network, ESPN. His newest book is A Blind Eye published by Coffeetown Press.


James Comey photo courtesy of the publisher; George Fong photo courtesy of the author



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Central Park West: A Crime Novel By James Comey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781613164037
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Published: Mysterious Press - May 30th, 2023

A Blind Eye By George Fong Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603817950
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Published: Coffeetown Press - July 14th, 2021