Lovers of fast moving spy stories will want to attend the Darien Community Association Book Group's "Meet the Author" program on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Master of fast-moving fiction, Jeffrey Stephens, will discuss his new novel, "Targets of Opportunity." Coffee will be served at 10 a.m. with the program following at 10:30 a.m. The program is free to book group members and there will be a guest fee of $5.

In his new book, Stephens brings back CIA agent, Jordan Sandor -- hero of his previous novel, "Targets of Deception" -- who is pressed into service when an Iranian defector brings word of a secret alliance among Iran, North Korea and Venezuela. One cataclysm follows another until Sandor finally pieces together a puzzle that leads him back home -- hopefully in time to prevent the catastrophe our enemies have in store -- a massive strike at the heart of the United States oil supply in the Gulf of Mexico. The action builds and the shocking outcome is not revealed until the final moments of the page-turning thriller.

Jeffrey Stephens completed a degree in creative writing at Penn State University and then entered the Fordham University School of Law. His legal practice has included extensive civil and courtroom experience.

Continuing to practice law while completing several novels, he only recently decided to pursue his career as a novelist in earnest.

He and his wife, Nancy, live in Greenwich, where they raised two sons. They are avid skiers, golfers and tennis players and have travel extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.

The Darien Community Association provides a broad array of educational, cultural, and social programs in an historic setting and enriches the community through philanthropy and outreach.

For further information on the 2011-2012 "Meet the Authors" lecture series, contact the DCA office at 203-655-9050, or access information at

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