Book Of Common Themes

Oh, hell yeah! Didn't get enough art/spy/Vatican craziness with the media frenzy surrounding the accusations of plagiarism against Dan Brown and his bestseller The DaVinci Code or the release of the feature film starring the oddly cast Tom Hanks and the subsequent über-coverage of all things Opus Dei on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360? Well, Daniel Silva offers another installment in his series of novels featuring art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon with The Messenger. Want more awkward sexual tension between protagonist and a scholarly female? Not to worry, it comes hand in hand with papal discord. Silva signs copies of his latest release 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble, 7700 Northwest Highway. Call 214-739-1124.
Thu., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.