The author of Rainy Street Stories: Reflections on Secret Wars, Espionage and Terrorism, John W. Davis, will speak at the Madison public library.
Rainy Street Stories is a composition of retired intelligence officer John Williams Davis’s reflections on today’s espionage, terrorism, and secret wars. The book includes stories, essays, and poems and spans multiple continents. It offers insight into the often secretive world of counterintelligence.
One Amazon reviewer had this to say about the book: “John Davis’ ‘Rainy Street Stories’ is aptly named, for the author seeks to acquaint us with a world seen through the mist of our tragic modern obscurities — those provoked by unprecedented violence among nations, on a scale never seen in history, and the necessarily clandestine step those, like John Davis himself, who have sought and are seeking to bring light to our darkness through counter-espionage. How to locate human values and to discern God’s will in such murk and misery is the challenge we all face. No easy solutions are available. So a truthteller like Mr. Davis has to give us glimpses of that truth indirectly, through shards of meaning, broken pieces of a lost wholeness. A poignant, beautiful, important achievement.”
John W. Davis served as a solider, civil servant, and linguist and spent time in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Mr. Davis will be at the Madison Public Library meeting room on Monday, January 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. He will speak about his book and experiences.
The Madison Public Library, of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, is located at 130 Plaza Blvd in Madison. For more information on this event, please call 256-461-0046 or visit the Madison library’s event page.