Kansas Author Mark Bouton

Join Kansas author Mark Bouton on Sunday, August 5, 2012, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204) to discuss his newest mystery.  In The Sacrifice, the FBI races to find a kidnapped baby before she’s sacrificed by a satanic cult. The newborn daughter of a Texas state senator is snuck out of the hospital, and FBI agents John Ransom, a crafty veteran, and Kathy Devereaux, a striking Cajun rookie, head the pressure-filled investigation to save the infant. The agents learn a Palo mayombre cult plans a human sacrifice. But there are other suspects, and all possibilities must be checked. The agents catch the senator getting cozy with a nurse from the hospital. Evidence shows inside help in the kidnapping, adding more suspects to the list. They’re all found to belong to the cult, and they plan to sacrifice the senator’s baby. Now the FBI must trick the bloodthirsty cultists and stop the ceremony before they do the unthinkable.

Bouton obtained degrees in sociology and law, then entered the FBI as a Special Agent. He worked criminal cases and terrorism matters for 30 years, stationed in Alabama, New York, Chicago, Puerto Rico, Texas, and Topeka, KS. He nabbed killers, kidnappers, bank robbers, extortionists, and con men, and he played a key role in identifying the Oklahoma City bombers. He is the author of four previous suspense novels and one non-fiction book. He lives on a small horse ranch north of St. Mary’s, KS, and he’s currently at work on another novel.

Books available for sale & signing after the talk.  For more information please call the Topeka Room at 785-580-4510.

*Book and Biographical information supplied by the author.

Charity Rouse

Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.

2 thoughts on “Kansas Author Mark Bouton

    • To find out more, you’ll have to read the book. At the author talk, Mark described the book as being from the “FBI Thriller” genre. The cover is a bit creepy (as is the story line at points) but if you like a good FBI story, take the time to read the book.

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