William Petrocelli - The Circle of Thirteen (College of Marin)

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

College of Marin, Kentfield Library

Other College of Marin ESCOM Lectures:

Joshua Davis - Spare Parts

Melissa Cistaro - Pieces of My Mother

ESCOM is delighted to partner with Book Passage in bringing a free series of interesting authors to the community. ESCOM, the Emeritus Students College of Marin, is a unique organization of 1500 senior students within the Community Education Department at the College of Marin. The organization fosters lifelong learning through classes, clubs, special events and a reading room. They publish a newsletter of original writing and commentary. ESCOM is sustained by memberships, gifts and bequests. Leadership is through a Council and various committees.

Set in a turbulent futuristic society, The Circle of Thirteen follows one woman’s investigation into the dark forces unleashing chaos around the world—a thrilling ride that will mesmerize until the end.

The Circle of Thirteen's gripping narrative weaves back and forth in time, from an act of domestic violence that created the disturbed personality of the Patria mastermind, to the two weeks leading up to the bombing at the UN, to events half a century before the bombing that directly influence it. The strong, relatable women and the unbreakable bond between them provide an emotionally grounded window intothe future's unforgettable history.

Bill Petrocelli is the co-owner, with his wife Elaine, of the famed independent San Francisco Bay Area Book Passage bookstores. As a former Deputy Attorney General for the State of California and a poverty lawyer in Oakland, Petrocelli has long been an advocate for women’s rights. The Circle of Thirteen is his first novel.

Parking: Free campus parking for the event.

For more information call the ESCOM Volunteer Desk: 415-485-9652

College of Marin, Kentfield Library
835 College Ave.
Kentfield, CA 94904
The Circle of Thirteen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781630268763
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Turner - May 19th, 2015


In 2082, a catastrophic explosion rocks the dedication ceremony of the new United Nations in New York City. Security Director Julia Moro is on the job, chasing after the misogynistic leader of Patria, a long-disbanded international terrorist organization now being whispered about again on the streets.