When you're a writer on the level of Evergreen native (and longtime L.A. denizen) Daniel Pyne, who's sharpened his pen writing scripts for everything from Miami Vice to The Manchurian Candidate, infusing a story about brotherly bonds with a big shot of suspense and an action-packed denouement doesn't ruffle a feather. Even when that story has autobiographical roots.
Pyne (who also wrote the sexy noir tour de force Twentynine Palms and is currently working with J.J. Abrams on the Fox drama Alcatraz), based his new novel, A Hole in the Ground Owned by a Liar, on a true adventure embarked upon when his brother bought a gold mine near Keystone Resort -- on eBay. By turns a story about Colorado characters, sibling relations and a twist-and-turn yarn about killer prospectors after the gold, A Hole in the Ground is a perfect summer read -- next stop, lounge chair by the pool.
Get hooked on the action when Pyne reads from and signs copies of the novel tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch, 9315 Dorchester Street in Highlands Ranch; visit www.tatteredcover.com or call 303-470-7050.
Mon., June 4, 7:30 p.m., 2012