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 song? No 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!