The writer and noted actor Stephen Miller discusses his new novel, The Messenger (Delacorte Press, 2012), a timely, suspenseful thriller set amidst the war on terror, involving bioterrorism, with Joseph Planta. Also discussed: our world post 9/11, as well as working with Bette Davis.
|The Messenger by Stephen Miller (Random House, 2012).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
Stephen Miller joins me now. The author, playwright and actor has written a new novel, I believe his sixth, The Messenger. Its backdrop is the war on terror, and it’s a timely story about a young woman Daria, a terrorist, whose mission is to go to the United States blend in and infect as many Americans with a strain of smallpox that she’s carrying. Another character in the book is Dr. Sam Watterman, he’s a disgraced American scientist, who’s brought back to locate the threat. It’s a book described as having a riveting plot, and as Mr. Miller’s best. His previous books include: The Woman in the Yard, Field of Mars, and The Last Train to Kazan. Stephen Miller also boasts numerous acting credits including an award-winning stint as Detective Zak McNab on DaVinci’s Inquest, also on episodes of The X-Files and Millennium. He is appearing at the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival on a couple of panels: Wednesday, 17 October 2012 at 1pm, and Saturday, 20 October 2012 at 2pm. Visit www.writersfest.bc.ca for more information. His own website is at www.stephenmillerwriter.com. The Messenger is published by Delacorte Press, which is an imprint of Random House. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Stephen Miller; Mr. Miller, good morning.