Author Seth Chanowitz will discuss his recent second novel, Russia Rising a geopolitical spy thriller, which takes readers to several areas of Finland, Belarus, and Russia including Karelia and Moscow. In 1990s, Mr. Chanowitz worked as an internationally published journalist in the Nordic countries and as an intelligence analyst at the Terrorist Threat Integration Center and the National Counter Terrorism Center. He served in 12 countries in Africa and Europe while interviewing refugees for the United States government. His professional experiences, as well as his knowledge of Russian and Finnish, assisted in writing this unique novel. The author will be available to sign books following the presentation.