#TBT – A Blast From The Past – September 2014

Some of my favorite blog posts are the ones where I share real-life stories with you that inform my writing. For Throw Back Thursday, I thought I’d share this one from last year about Code Name Hot Lips. Did you see it? What do you think?

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Meanwhile —

Caffeinate and Carry On!

Diane Capri

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4 Responses to #TBT – A Blast From The Past – September 2014

  1. John Kuvakas October 8, 2015 at 9:20 am #

    I don’t know why it necessary to place your hard-earned (sometimes nefariously earned) cash in a bank account, particularly if your intention is to keep it under the radar. There are any number of safe and secure places you can stash it. For instance, you could put it all in a bag and leave it in Kanye West’s chances of being asked to host the next Grammys. It would be impossible for anyone to find 😉

    • Diane Capri October 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

      John, that’s exactly what the dead guy in Don’t Know Jack thought — and we can see what happened to him, eh? 😉

  2. Bill Wright October 8, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    Hmmm…. Okay… without being picky…

    1. Reacher didn’t do 20 years so no pension. He took a lump sum and put it in a bank close to the Pentagon. Until after 9/11 he called and got wire transfers through Western Union. After 9/11 he got an ATM card. He used an expired passport until he got a brand new one in PERSONAL.

    2. He worked for cash as needed. After KILLING FLOOR he was in Chicago working as a bouncer, in TRIPWIRE he was hand-digging swimming pools and working as a bouncer. Then there was his “ATMs”… inner city drug drops and rural meth labs. Both figured in a couple of books… for money and weapons.

    3. We never found out about what happened to the “boat anchor” Garber left him. Did Jody sell it? Whatever happened to the surplus funding from the bearer bonds? We know he gave most of the money to the English folks and the FBI lady… but I suppose he got some of the $10 million as well.

    4. Ironically, I just re-read “Don’t Know Jack” (finished it last night AAMOF) and I would opine Jack Reacher was never even CLOSE to needing rescue in that book…IMHO. He didn’t even show up until the last chapter… sort of… maybe… kind of.

    5a. Reacher has slept with and helped at least 4 FBI agents, one DEA agent, three fellow MPs and possibly three strippers. Of his bed-mates at least three were about the same physical description as Kim Otto. Besides, Kim can damn near match him cup for cup for coffee consumption. He will welcome the opportunity to join forces to eliminate bad people and sleep with her

    5b. Gaspar is a brother officer and if I had to guess, probably black ops in a similar way that Reacher was. Not SOC or Ranger and not MP assassinate. Similar. They will support each other and kill people together.

    6. No, I am not a Reacher/Kim/Gaspar groupie. I have one of those goofy memories. Not photographic or eidetic. I just remember stuff and can put odd bits here and there together. I can remember crap from Tom Swift and Tom Swift, Jr. Books I read from longer ago than most of your readers are alive.

    And this has been a fun romp…

    Bill–who wonders if he has actually seen Grant/Childs wandering around Manhattan… although I am a scruffier part of the island…

    • Diane Capri October 8, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

      Bill, your mind is a steel trap! 😀

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