A MYSTERIOUS FRIEND
Books & Books hosts novelist Daniel Silva as he reads and signs his latest book, "The Defector." The story follows a man, on honeymoon in Umbria, who learns that a colleague who saved his life mysteriously disappeared and is suspected of being a double agent. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
THE CUBAN FIVE
Matt Lawrence and Thomas Van Hare comes to the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies to discuss their book "Betrayal: Clinton, Castro and the Cuban Five." The authors flew rescue missions over international waters after two US civilian planes were shot down by the Cuban air force. 7 p.m. University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Ave., Casa Bacardi, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-2822.