After 40 years of covert service to the United States through its intelligence community, John Davis has culled that life for his literary pursuits. His collection of stories, essays and poems entitled “Rainy Street Stories” gives readers a peek under the espionage covers.

Davis also wrestles with the hard questions that arise in a time of terrorism and increased surveillance. “Nowhere is there a free pass from choices of good and evil,” he wrote in his prologue. Those unpalatable choices aren’t just in the professional level, but in the mind of every citizen as well.

The book signing is hosted by the Friends of Spring Hill College Library and includes refreshments. Entrance is free.

For more information, call Gentry Holbert at 251-380-3871.

A literary evening with John Davis
Where: Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin St.
When: Sept. 25, 7 p.m.