Local author R. Lawson Gamble will launch his latest novel in the Zack Tolliver, FBI series, CAT, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Bedford Winery, 448 Bell Street in Los Alamos.

The novel, his fourth in the series, begins at the Grand Canyon and moves into the Tuba City area of the Navajo Land where Zack and his comrade-in-adventure Eagle Feather hunt a mountain lion seemingly endowed with the ability to appear and disappear at will. They find it is no ordinary hunt. The book received a five star rating from Reader’s Favorite.

Gamble’s previous novels, The Other, Mestaclocan, and Zaca follow Zack and Eagle Feather engaging in a variety of mysteries pitting them against mythical creatures now more real than imaginary. Their adventures take them among the Navajo, Agua Caliente, and Chumash Indian cultures, from Palm Springs to Santa Maria to San Francisco. R. Lawson Gamble, who lives in Los Alamos, is the author of the pictorial history Los Alamos Valley, released by Arcadia Press last July. Gamble will sell and sign all his titles, read passages from CAT, discuss his novels and answer questions. There will be music, snacks, wine and drawings.

In more news, R Lawson Gamble will deliver an illustrated talk at the Dana Adobe July 10 at 2 pm on Salomon Pico, Mexican Bandit. He will present little known and interesting facts about our local bandit gleaned from his research for a book that is in the works. For more information visit http://rlawsongamble.com