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Jack and Kill

Is That Device Spying On You?

As you know, I write a series of novels about two FBI agents working off the books to find Jack Reacher. (Learn about the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series HERE.) Although Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are off the books, they are never unwatched. The efforts they make to both avoid and use the […]

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“It’s Complicated” In the Search for Jack Reacher

In my thriller Get Back Jack, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar trace the trail of Jack Reacher’s friends. But are these people actually friends/former friends of Reacher’s or are they enemies?? Relationships are complicated. According to a study by Tel Aviv University, only 50% of friendships are mutual. Hard to believe, but you […]

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Impossible, Dumb, and Strange: 3 Real-Life Heists

Have you read my thriller Get Back Jack? It’s the second novel (4th book)  in my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series. In the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are hunting Jack Reacher (the famous creation of Lee Child, whose blessing I have to write this series.) Their […]

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Female Intelligence

A Surprising Quality We Inherit From Our Mothers

Generally we assume we get 50% of our genes from our father and 50% from our mother, right? Turns out that’s not the case with a lot of our genes. And what about genes for intelligence? Experts say we’re more likely to get intelligence from our mother’s genes than from our father’s. So, I do a […]

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Plane Worst Case Scenario

Air Travel Worst Case Scenarios

Flying commercial is a very safe form of travel, but FBI Special Agent Kim Otto is a nervous flyer. Why? Because she knows things can go wrong and she has no control when they do. Her job on Hunt for Jack Reacher requires air travel almost constantly. What does she do? She feels the fear and does it anyway. Every […]

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Bill Gates Quote DNA

3 Ways DNA Is More Powerful Than Computers

As a crime writer, of course, DNA comes up all the time in my research and in my writing. It’s invaluable for solving cases, though it’s not infallible. In Jack and Joe of my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series especially, DNA is a subject that comes up over and over, since the book is about […]

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Lasers vs. Drones: Who Wins?

In a fight between lasers and drones, who do you think would win? You remember the power of lasers in Goldfinger. James Bond gives us a scare as we watch a powerful laser inch closer to his body. I follow surveillance technology news because it comes up often in my books. In my Hunt for […]

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India Bride in Gold

What’s Up With Gold Right Now?

So, if you’ve read my thriller novel Deep Cover Jack, you know the potential gold has for being a major asset — or a weapon, for that matter. Gold has always been a valuable asset, for some cultures more than others. But recently, its status has been fluctuating a bit. Here’s a short rundown of […]

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Washington Harbor Ice Skating

If My Characters Had Winter Break: Traditions Around the States

This time of year I’m especially appreciative of Florida. Largely for the same reasons many of my books take place in Florida. The high today is 78 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius)— and it’s almost December! Just like Florida can do a mean Halloween, Florida can pull off a heck of a holiday/Christmas/winter celebration, too! One […]

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Get Back Jack by Diane Capri

Another Visit From Neagley in Lee Child’s NIGHT SCHOOL

If you’re a superfan of Lee Child, I can only assume you’ve finished reading his latest novel, Night School, by now. Was it fantastic or what?! I’m honored to call Lee Child a friend. And what a good friend he is. You know, there’s a reason I dedicated my Hunt for Jack Reacher novels to him: […]

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