Encinitas thriller writer Christopher Reich’s new novel, “The Take,” features a mobster-turned-fixer who finds himself chasing after a stolen letter so sensitive it could upend the world’s balance of power.
Reich (“Numbered Account,” “Rules of Deception”) will be at the Gordon Biersch Brewery in Mission Valley on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. for a ticketed event through Adventures By the Book.
Q: What got you thinking about the new book?
A: Several things. I’ve spent my career writing what some people would call these globe-trotting, loyalty-blurring, fast-paced conspiracy thrillers that were deeply rooted in the day’s...