Author Manning Talks about Books and Research on August 10

S. Lee Manning

HARDWICK – S. Lee Manning, author of the Kolya Petrov espionage novels, “Trojan Horse” and “Nerve Attack,” will be talking about her books and the research she has done on Russia and espionage at the Jeudevine Library on Wednesday, August 10, at 7 p.m.

Her thrillers dig into the world of espionage; they are fast-paced, nail-biting books with character development. Her main character, Petrov, is a man of ethics and deep morals. He is fluent in Russian so he makes a good spy for the US. But does the US trust him?

Manning spent two years as managing editor of “Law Enforcement Communications” before realizing that lawyers make a lot more money. A subsequent career as an attorney spanned from a first-tier New York law firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, to working for the State of New Jersey, to solo practice. In 2001, Manning agreed to chair “New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty” (NJADP), writing articles on the risk of wrongful execution and arguing against the death penalty on radio and television in the years leading up to its abolition in the state in 2007. Now a reformed attorney, Manning lives in Elmore with her husband Jim and their cat, Xiao.

Manning has a third book in her Petrov series coming out in November 2022. For more information about the program call the library at 472-5948.