Balboa Museum to hold speaker event, book signing on January 16

On Thursday, Jan. 16 from 5-7 p.m., Balboa Island Museum is holding a special speaker event and book signing with author David Paul Collins.

Balboa Museum David Paul Collins

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Author David Paul Collins

Synopsis of Collins’ book, Shanghaied: “An improbable spy...Jack Devlin narrowly escaped revolutionary chaos in Tehran when militant Islamists laid siege to the American Embassy in 1979. Intrepid and determined, he returned disguised as a wounded Persian soldier to rescue the love of his life in a perilous collaboration with M16 and the CIA.”

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Collins will sign his book, “Shanghaied,” a fictionalized memoir

Appetizers and wine will be provided. Books will be available for purchase, and signed. Cost: $10. RSVP to

Balboa Island Museum is located at 210 B Marine Ave., Balboa Island.