What Reviewers are Saying

The Vietnam Veterans of America Veteran – “If you enjoyed the previous book in the series [The Siegel Dispositions], you’ll love this one too, too [Sapphire Pavilion].  Read and enjoy.”

Military Times – “All you need do is allow this suspense novel to entertain you with what happens when a former Navy JAG officer learns that an old Navy buddy is in a Ho Chi Minh City jail for possessing heroin. . . . Throw in elements of bribery, treachery and ethics, and you’re hooked by the former Navy JAG officer’s second novel.”

Virginian Pilot – “[Sapphire Pavilion’s] many threads weave a compelling exploration of veterans’ struggles then and now, and how they are far more similar than different. Grogan succeeds in pushing readers to think more deeply about wartime truths that remain buried overseas.”

Mystery Maven – “This book is a page-turner and hard to put down until the very end.”

RT Book Reviews – “Sapphire Pavilion is a page-turner that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat from start to finish and is well worth a read.”

Dianne Ascroft – “As I said earlier, this fast-paced mystery and thriller gripped me from the beginning. I enjoyed every moment of it and look forward to reading more from this author. I recommend it to readers who enjoy mysteries and thrillers, as well as anyone who enjoys a good story.”

Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!! – “A gripping story that had me on the edge of my seat. I shall certainly be adding David’s first book “The Siegel Dispositions” to my wishlist.”

Book Junkie Mom – “I really appreciated how the author paid attention to the historic details in his book, making the reader feel like they’re right there in the book, on the edge of their seat. It’s fast paced, thrilling, suspenseful, and well-written.”

City Girl Who Loves to Read – “This book is set in Vietnam. The American author wrote it while in Vietnam. And that’s why I like it. It’s an authentic portrayal of an oft misunderstood place. . . . I felt like I could trust him, and what he was showing me.”

Tribute Books Mama – “Let me tell you, this is novel is so chock full of suspense that you won’t want to put down. . . . If you like political thrillers with jaw-dropping plot twists at the end, then this one’s for you.

InD’tale Magazine – “[L]overs of contemporary thrillers should give this book a try.”

Simplistik – “A thrilling, intriguing tale, Sapphire Pavilion leaves you hanging by the seat of your pants. The fast-paced action is continuous, climbing every step of the way. . . . Thanks for a great read!”

The Character Connection – “Sometimes a supporting character really steals the show, and in this one it’s an ex-Army [helicopter] pilot, who just so happens to be a woman.”

The Plot Thickens – “It’s a brutal lesson for [Steve Stilwell] to have to learn, but it’s one that’s truthfully told.”

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Upcoming Events

May 5th – 6th – Scott Air Force Base Exchange – Book Signing for Sapphire Pavilion, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Exchange located at 207 W. Winters St, Scott AFB, IL 62225. Sapphire Pavilion will be available for purchase and signing on both days.

Previous Events

March 29th – 31st – Wright Patterson Air Force Base Main Exchange (AAFES) – Book Signing for Sapphire Pavilion. The Main Exchange is located at 31201 Buckeye Cir, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433. Time: 10:00-5:00 each day. Copies of Sapphire Pavilion and The Siegel Dispositions will be available for purchase and signing both days.

March 21st – Tolono Public Library – Meet the Author of Sapphire Pavilion at the Tolono Public Library, 111 E. Main Street, Tolono, IL 61880, from 9 – 10 a.m. Copies of Sapphire Pavilion and The Siegel Dispositions will be available for signing.

December 15th – 16th – Fort Campbell, Kentucky – Main Exchange (AAFES) – Book Signing for Sapphire Pavilion at the home of the 101st Airborne Division. The Main Exchange is located at 2840 Bastogne Avenue, Fort Campbell, KY 42223. Time from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

December 1st – 2nd – Little Rock Air Force Base – Main Exchange (AAFES) – Book Signing for Sapphire Pavilion at the home of the Air Force’s C-130 fleet. The Main Exchange is located at 787 Sixth Street, Jacksonville, AR 72099. Time from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

November 25th – Chicago – “Independents Day Meet the Author” – Saturday, from 1 – 3 pm at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore located at 7419 W. Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130. Sapphire Pavilion and The Siegel Dispositions will be available for purchase and signing.

November 15th – Tolono Public Library – Meet the Author of Sapphire Pavilion at the Tolono Public Library, 111 E. Main Street, Tolono, IL 61880, from 6 – 7 p.m. Copies of Sapphire Pavilion and The Siegel Dispositions will be available for signing.

October 21st – Williamsburg, VA – The William & Mary Bookstore & Cafe – Book Signing for Sapphire Pavilion on Homecoming Saturday at the William & Mary Bookstore and Cafe located at 345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185, from 12 – 2 pm.

September 30th – Little Rock Air Force Base – Main Exchange (AAFES) – Book Signing for Sapphire Pavilion at the home of the Air Force’s C-130 fleet. The Main Exchange is located at 787 Sixth Street, Jacksonville, AR 72099. Time TBD.

August 5th – Cleveland – Meet the Author Event for Sapphire Pavilion – Saturday, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Village Bean Cafe located at 8143 Columbia Rd, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138. There will be a presentation and question and answer session at 11:00. The event is being held in conjunction with Olmsted Falls Heritage Days. Both Sapphire Pavilion and The Siegel Dispositions will be available for purchase and signing.

July 28th & 29th – Scott Air Force Base Exchange – Book Signing forSapphire Pavilion, Friday and Saturday (times TBD but at least from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm each day) at the Exchange located at 207 W. Winters St, Scott AFB, IL 62225. Sapphire Pavilion will be available for purchase and signing on both days.

June 24th – Chicago – Book Signing for Sapphire Pavilion – Saturday, from 2 – 5 pm at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore located at 7419 W. Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130. Sapphire Pavilion will be available for purchase and signing.

June 10th – Virginia Beach – Book Signing for Sapphire Pavilion – Saturday, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at the Barnes & Noble at Town Center located at 4485 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Sapphire Pavilion will be available for purchase and signing.

June 3rd – Baltimore – Meet the Author and Book Signing for Sapphire Pavilion at private residence.

June 1st – Champaign – Guest Speaker at Champaign/Urbana Sunrise Rotary Club meeting

May 29th – Urbana – Guest Speaker for American Legion Post #559 Memorial Day Ceremony located at Lincoln Memorial Gardens, located in Urbana, Illinois. The ceremony begins at 11:45 am.

May 20th – Champaign – Book Signing for Sapphire Pavilion – Saturday, from 12-4 pm at the Barnes & Noble located at 65 E. Marketview Drive, Champaign, IL 61820. Sapphire Pavilion will be available for purchase and signing.

May 6th – Cleveland – Book Signing for Sapphire Pavilion – Saturday, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Village Bean Cafe located at 8143 Columbia Rd, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138. Both Sapphire Pavilion and The Siegel Dispositions will be available for purchase and signing.