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Monday, March 10 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Book Reading: Shooting War

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The year is 2011. The global war on terror is raging out of control. The American economy is deep in recession. The president is popping Prozac. When a suicide bomber blows a Brooklyn Starbucks to bits, hipster videoblogger Jimmy Burns is in the right place at the right time. His dramatic footage is picked up by Global News ('Your home for 24-hour terror coverage') and Burns is transformed into an overnight media sensation. The next thing he knows he's on a Black Hawk flying low and fast towards war-ravaged Baghdad. But Burns' greatest dream -- to become a war correspondent -- quickly becomes his greatest nightmare. Everyone from his ratings-ravenous bosses, to a renegade squad of U.S. Army commandos, to a tech-savvy band of murderous jihadists all try to make him their pawn. But Burns has other ideas.

Monday March 10, 2008 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Ctr Room 9

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