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Jeff Abbott, an Edgar Award nominee, bestselling author and an Austinite, returns to BookPeople with his latest Sam Capra thriller, “The First Order.”

Capra’s new mission will take him from the slums of Pakistan to the hipster galleries of Brooklyn to the Caribbean playgrounds of the super rich. And as Capra untangles the secret past locked in his brother’s heart, he might be forced to make a choice between his brother and what’s best for the greater good.

Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050,