THE LITERARY SALON - the virtual 'book club hour' for Fairfield University
In association with Meryl Moss Media, Westport
Presents his new historical thriller, The Bucharest Dossier
Robert Ludlum meets John le Carré
The triumph of love during years of atrocity and depravation is brought hauntingly to life in
The Bucharest Dossier (Oceanview Publishing; March 15, 2022) by William Maz—a love story within a spy thriller within a historical novel. Maz shows how love can survive even under the direst of circumstances, in this case the brutality of Romania’s bloody revolution, and the miserable and debilitating years under Communist regime.
CIA analyst Bill Hefflin is a disillusioned Romanian expat who has lost his sense of community, his core identity, his language and his sense of home. He arrives in Bucharest on the eve of the 1989 Romanian rebellion at the insistence of his KGB asset, whom he code-named Boris. As Hefflin becomes embroiled in an uprising that turns into a brutal revolution, nothing is as it seems, including his search for his childhood love, Pusha, a ghost from his past in Bucharest, which has taken on mythical proportions.
With the bloody events unfolding at breakneck speed, Hefflin realizes the revolution is being manipulated by outside forces, including his own CIA and Boris—the puppeteer who seems to be pulling all the strings in Hefflin’s life.
Can Hefflin find the answers before he’s swept away in the bloody tidal wave of revolution?
WILLIAM MAZ was born in Bucharest, Romania, of Greek parents and emigrated to the U.S. as a child. He is a graduate of Harvard University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Yale residency. During his high school and undergraduate years, he developed a passion for writing fiction. He studied writing at Harvard, the New School, The Writer’s Studio in New York City, and with Gordon Lish, and is now writing full time. He divides his time between homes in Pennsylvania and New York City. The Bucharest Dossier is his debut novel.
About the Literary Salon
The Literary Salon is the virtual 'book club hour' for Fairfield University.
Knowing of the Quick Center's diverse areas of focus, we've invited senior media/ publishing - expert Meryl Moss to broaden our reading lists. With her successful agency's fingertip gauging the pulse, we will have extended seminar class sessions, with authors who are young, new and also widely established. Please join us and become active community participants.
Meryl Moss is founder and president of Meryl Moss Media, an international literary media relations and marketing firm. For more than 27 years from their little black building on Saugatuck Avenue in Westport, the team at Meryl Moss Media, has been promoting and branding authors and their books through media exposure, speaking engagements, social media, influencer introductions, creative marketing initiatives and solutions. Whether debut writers, midlist or even occasional bestsellers. Rather than focus on the household names you read about everywhere, BookTrib.com’s mantra is to give voice to those authors that really need to be heard – and read.
"Appreciating the diverse interests of our Open MINDS Institute class programs, we want to create special conversations with fellow book habituates and seekers of ideas," says Dr. Philip Eliasoph, program director.