Retired Air Force Colonel and former Arizona State University Vice Provost Terry Isaacson will discuss his latest novel, “The Coronado Illusions,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe.
Set against the volatile backdrop of the Philippines in the early 1990s, “The Coronado Illusions,” spins a whirlwind tale of assassination, diplomacy and political intrigue. The story follows Clay Sadler, an embassy security officer, as he investigates the murder of a prominent American in Manila. An apparent act of protestor violence takes on deadlier dimensions as the trail leads to hidden conspirators and a terrorist trap to ensnare the U.S. Secretary of State.
“The Coronado Illusions” is Isaacson’s second work of historical fiction. He served as a Wing Commander at Williams Air Force Base and then presided over Williams AFB’s conversion to ASU Polytechnic. His 15 years of service at ASU capped a 27-year military career that included Air Attache duty with the Republic of the Philippines, and combat missions as an F-4 Phantom pilot during the Vietnam War. His previous novel, “A Flight Through Life,” (2005) examined the journey of a lifelong pilot whose world is shaken when his son and close friend are shot down over North Vietnam.
Isaacson will answer questions and sign copies of his new book at the event.