Art restorer, assassin and spy Gabriel Allon returns in "The Fallen Angel" by Daniel Silva; acclaimed author of "Portrait of a Spy." The novel begins in Rome, where Allon is called upon to investigate a murder at the Vatican, one with repercussions that could plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. 7:30 p.m. Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. Free tickets available at Books&Books Coral Gables, Miami Beach and Bal Harbour Shops locations. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
"Landscape Architecture Now!" by Raymond Jungles and the Glavovic Studio calls on the work of the top designers of the moment, from Ken Smith, author of the "Museum of Modern Art's" rooftop garden to West8 from Rotterdam. Among the new names highlighted is South Florida-based Raymond Jungles. Mr. Jungles has 31 years of experience in the study and practice of landscape architecture. 8 p.m. Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
SAVING THE TRIBE
The highly anticipated second book of the "Children of the Moon" series, "Running the Moon" by Tami Lynne, continues the story of Hatebe, a native Brunka woman living in Costa Rica during the Spanish conquests of the 16th century. In her series, Floridian native author Tami Lynne explores the rugged beauty and mystical allure of Costa Rica during the Spanish conquistadors. 3 p.m. Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Criminal defense attorney Jose Baez's "Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story" claims to expose exclusive information from the famed Casey Anthony trial and its ensuing verdict. The case that captured headlines for three years exploded when defense attorney Jose Baez made his opening statement that would, on July 5, 2011, deliver one of the biggest legal upsets in American history. Baez claims to reveal never-before-disclosed defense secrets and his experiences throughout the entire case; including discovering evidence, his first Casey Anthony meeting, George and Cindy Anthony's behavior, leading defense strategy meetings and his weeks in closed door judge's chambers. 8 p.m. Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"The Great Anglo-Celtic Divide in the History of American Foreign Relations" by Tom A. Breslin examines two groups that have dominated the US presidency and the distinctly different agendas that have resulted. Breslin claims that the president's ethnicity is correlated with his or her foreign policy directives. Further, the book examines key foreign policies of American presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush and attempts to show how their most important foreign policy decisions have tended to follow an ethnic pattern. Presented in collaboration with Florida International University's School of International and Public Affairs. 8 p.m. Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.