Author Ken Oxman Debuts "The Reluctant Assassin"
New Canaan resident Ken Oxman has recently published his first novel, and will appear at the Library on Thursday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lamb Room to introduce his debut thriller, The Reluctant Assassin.
An adventurer himself, news broadcaster and now author, Ken Oxman has parlayed some of his own experiences - including hang gliding and narrow escapes - into the riveting thriller The Reluctant Assassin. Drawing on his time in the British Navy (and borrowing a few of his father’s tales from World War II), Oxman weaves a tense story around U.S. Navy Lieutenant Nathan Blake, whose premier talent just happens to be expertly killing targets at close range. A conflicted soul, Blake isn’t proud of what he excels at, but can’t escape the fact that this unorthodox skill is what his country needs.
Ken Oxman was an officer cadet in the British Merchant Navy and began his civilian career writing and presenting for BBC local radio. More recently, he has written and presented weekly commentaries for CPR/NPR. Ken also directed a series of Noel Coward plays for NPR. He is an actor and director, a UK qualified teacher of English & Drama, and a voice coach and public speaking coach. When not busy doing any of the above, he happily helps his wife in her antiques business. Reluctant Assassin is his first novel.