Author Frank Weber will discuss his newest book "The I-94 Murders" at noon Monday, Feb. 4, at the Brainerd Public Library.

The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library regularly brings authors to the library to speak about their latest work and the craft of writing. The events give local book lovers a chance to connect with up-and-coming and award-winning authors from around the Midwest.

In "The I-94 Murders," the sequel to Weber's first novel "Murder Book," Investigator Jon

Frederick returns in a search to uncover the identity of a killer creeping through communities along I-94 in Minnesota, targeting couples who store their fetish photos online. The killer taunts Frederick with hidden messages embedded in local media that lead him to Sonia, a young woman with a terrible secret. A fast-paced thriller based on the profile of a true-life serial murderer, "The I-94 Murders" guides the reader with an insider's light along the dark road of the killer, a news release stated.

Weber is a forensic psychologist who has completed assessments for homicide, sexual assault and domestic abuse cases. His work has ranged from assessing murderers chained to the cement floor in the basement of a prison and assessing psychopaths to providing therapy for wealthy professionals who've engaged in multiple affairs. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous sexual assault and homicide cases, written seven different treatment workbooks, and in 2015 published a training series for psychologists, which has been accredited by the Minnesota Board of Psychology. Weber has used his understanding of victim trauma, actual court cases, and how predators think to create a thrilling mystery.

People are welcome to bring a packed lunch or enjoy the light refreshments provided. These presentations are sponsored by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library through its volunteer and fundraising efforts, and are free of charge to the public.

For more information, contact the library at 218-829-5574 or visit the library's Facebook page at

www.facebook.com/brainerdpubliclibrary.