Fairfield Public Library will hold a talk by author Joseph Kanon on his newly-released book, "Istanbul Passage," at noon on Tuesday, June 19, in the library's Rotary Room, 1080 Old Post Road. The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will provide a light luncheon.

"Istanbul Passage" is about an American undercover agent in 1945 Istanbul who descends into the murky cat-and-mouse world of compromise and betrayal that defined the post-war era.

Kanon is the author of five other novels, "Los Alamos," "The Prodigal Spy," "The Good German," "Alibi" and "Stardust." Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a book-publishing executive. He lives in New York City. Advanced registration is required due to the limited space. All programs at the library are free of charge.

To register, call 203-256-3160 or visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.

In the book, Leon Bauer, an expatriate businessman doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs in the neutral city, is given one last routine assignment as the espionage community begins to pack up and the city prepares for postwar life. When the job goes fatally wrong, Leon is plunged into intrigue, shifting loyalties, and moral uncertainty.