Behind the Book: Who IS Watching You?

Who IS Watching You?

Who IS Watching You?

Writing the Hunt for Jack Reacher series is a terrific challenge on so many levels. I’ve written about researching the details before. Maybe you remember: How fast is an elevator ride? How far would Gaspar fall to the ground if he missed that jump from the jetway to the plane? Where are the alleys between buildings in midtown Manhattan? How long is a New York City block?

One of the most challenging issues is the constant surveillance of FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar.

What can two off-the-books agents on a top secret assignment for the SPTF (“Special Personnel Task Force”) talk about when every word they say is being heard? When every move they make is being watched? When every phone call, every plane ticket, every taxi ride can be tracked? It’s harder than you might think!

This very question has been much in the news recently for ordinary citizens like us, too. One estimate is that Americans are caught on camera nearly 200 times a day and UK citizens nearly 300 times a day. Hard to believe, isn’t it?

Think about Aretha Franklin’s classic: Who’s Zooming Who?

Well, Who’s Watching You?



Have you been wondering who is watching you? Wordstream created and MediaBistro circulated the answer today. Check out the fascinating infographic and see for yourself. Click Here or On the Eyeball!

As always, thanks for reading! 



p.s. Recently, we asked you a trivia question:  What’s Lee Child’s favorite Beatle songNo winners yet. Here’s a hint: he’s got two favorites. Here’s another hint: one is a nostalgic favorite and one’s a musical favorite. Can you guess either one? Here’s another hint: It’s not Get Back! Do you know? Leave your answer in the comments below!



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3 Responses to Behind the Book: Who IS Watching You?

  1. Lynne B Graham July 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    I worry about the lack of privacy one may not have, however, if it helps to combat crime and terrorism go for it. I have always been careful with Facebook from the get go. Maybe the people protesting about their lack of privacy have something to hide!!!

    • Diane Capri July 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

      Could be folks have something to hide, Lynne. Who knows? 😉 I guess I’m sort of old school on the “over sharing” thing…..I sort of think people would be a bit better off if we maintained a bit of mystery, hmmmm??? 😀

      • Lynne B Graham July 28, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

        Would love to think we could keep something’s to ourselves sad to say in this day and age I think it is a thing if the past.

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