PAUL MCHUGH at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Author image of Paul McHugh and Marcos Kounalakis and cover photo of Splinter

Join Books Inc. Palo Alto for a thrilling literary event featuring local author Paul McHugh and his new book Splinter! 

Paul will be joined in conversation by fellow writer Markos Kounalakis.

A sudden attack, a daring response...

On the shore of Oslo Fjord, teenagers Kristian Thorsen and Helene Berg watch in shock and horror as their world is upended by a Nazi invasion.

Driven apart by tragedy and trauma, Helene and Kristian take different paths to join the Resistance, but fate soon swirls them back together. Like many

who rebel against the invaders, they must become spies and covert warriors on the fly, making huge mistakes along the way. Yet even on such a tortuous path, they are surprised by moments of grace.

When Helene manages to steal secret Nazi plans for precision bombing of England, Kristian launches a life-or-death mission to get this crucial

intelligence across the North Sea and into Allied hands. He'll try anything to defeat the fascist occupiers-and to win Helene's heart.


Paul McHugh is the award-winning author of novels, journalism features, and works of nonfiction. Born amid a Florida hurricane, as a youth he rode west, and wrote for the Outdoors Section of The San Francisco Chronicle for two decades. He still considers the wide, wild world his school, and his tales of it - including a few investigative series - have run in many national and regional newspapers and magazines.

Markos Kounalakis is an American syndicated journalist and scholar who is the second gentleman of California as the husband of lieutenant governor Eleni Kounalakis. Kounalakis writes a syndicated weekly foreign affairs column for The Miami Herald and McClatchy-Tribune News and is a frequent foreign affairs analyst for CBS News and CNN International.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Palo Alto
855 El Camino Real #74
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Splinter By Paul McHugh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781952427435
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bronzeville Books - July 11th, 2023