Our 2nd of 4 nights in a row was at Book Passage in Corte Madera. We went to see Richard North Patterson, who has just come out with his 20th novel(!), Loss of Innocence. I am a huge RNP fan. In fact, he is in Volume I, February 19, 2011, AND Volume II, February 18, 2012, of my Fiction for the Non-Fiction Reader. Exile is one of my favorite books from the last few years (I), and Protect and Defend (II) is also terrific.
Loss of Innocence is a prequel to Fall of Grace. It takes place in 1968, which RNP considers the most historical of years for our generation (yes, I am a baby boomer, along with RNP - we're 2 years apart). In fact, Gloria Steinem, no less, told him that he got the details for this book right (anybody have any bras to burn?).
Here is Goodreads' synopsis: