“Margaret Thatcher’s left eyeball bounced off the keyboard and into the pasta.”
Not bad. That’s an enticing early line in fledgling Tacoma author Ken Miller’s just-published first novel about sea piracy, “Langata Rules: Pirates at Lat 10.” I won’t tell you why Margaret Thatcher’s eyeball was bouncing around the room, but it isn’t as gory as it sounds.
Miller, chairman of the Tacoma Housing Authority board and local Democratic Party stalwart, managed to score for his book a lengthy and serious foreward by U.S. Rep Adam Smith (D-Tacoma). Smith happens to be chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Unconventional Threats.