Local author and retired U.S. Navy Captain Bob Branco will present his Somali pirate thriller at an author event Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockport Public Library, 1 Limerock St. Branco will talk about his new book, “Strike From the Deep,” and in a slide show presentation relate a summary of his 25 years of Navy service in 42 countries all over the world.

This story involves Somali pirates who capture giant oil and gas tankers off the coast of east Africa and Arabia and hold them for record ransom. When these tankers go missing in the middle of the night, the international task force faces a new mystery of war-at-sea.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.