My friend Lee Child’s most recent book releases September 8. I loved the title from the moment I heard it several months ago. Make Me. Full of attitude, isn’t it? If you know Lee Child at all, you know that’s one of the many things he and Jack Reacher have in common. They both live exactly as they choose. Lee is perhaps the most successful thriller author in the world, so, like Reacher, Lee Child clearly knows what he’s doing. He looks like he loves it, too, doesn’t he?
As I always do before I begin writing a new book in my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, I read the source book again. For Jack and Joe, I planned to use Lee Child’s The Enemy as my jumping off point. During the plotting process and over the course of several weeks, as I always do, I discussed a few things with Lee. Things that informed Jack and Joe. And stuff that was just fun to talk about.
Which got me to thinking that it’s been a while since Lee’s last appearance on my blog. (To read that post click here.) And I thought that the stuff we talked about, you might find fun to know, too.
So with his permission, of course, here are 5 Things Lee Child Told Me This Summer — straight from the man in black.
Me: In The Enemy, you describe Reacher’s visit to Paris in January 1990. Based on the descriptions, I’m guessing you’ve stayed in those very rooms Reacher occupied at Hotel Georges V. Why did you choose perhaps the most luxurious hotel in Paris as the setting for certainly one of the most memorable moments of Reacher’s life?
So there you have it. 5 Things You Might Not Have Known about Lee Child, or Jack and Joe Reacher.
If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of Make Me yet, what are you waiting for? I’ve got mine and I can’t wait to read it!