Lone Star Jack – A lot can happen in 10 long years…

The exciting news is that Corey Snow’s amazing audio book narration is almost finished. As soon as it’s done, we’ll move the narration into the final stages of production. With any luck, audio book preorder links should be available before the end of September. I always love getting to this point because it means we’ll soon have the book out for you to read.

Creating a new Kim Otto book for you is a long process. It begins when I choose the source book. In this case, Echo Burning. I always re-read the source book and make notes as I go through it. I’m looking for characters, events, and locations that I can use to imagine a new Kim Otto story.

This time, it seemed to me that Echo Burning was all about family, and what people are willing to do protect and serve the family. How far would they go? How desperate did they need to be before they would go too far?

The Greer family had headed down the wrong moral path long before Echo Burning began. One member of the family had committed unspeakable crimes for depraved reasons. Ultimately, he paid for those crimes with his life.

Carmen Greer had married that man. Her desperate struggle to escape an unendurable family life thrust upon her by circumstances beyond her control was at the heart of Echo Burning.

Carmen Greer was willing to do anything to escape. Anything. With Reacher’s help, Carmen and Ellie Greer  made it out of Echo, Texas. And then Reacher moved on. But what about the others?

When Lone Star Jack opens, Echo Burning was ten long years ago.  A lot can happen in ten years.

Where are Carmen and Ellie Greer now, I wondered? What about Rusty and Bobby Greer? Was the Red House Ranch totally destroyed? And Alice Aaron?

And what about those desperate families who wanted nothing more than to escape to a better life before Echo Burning began? How far would they go? How far would a villain go to block them?

Thus began my work on Lone Star Jack. After I read the source book and began to imagine a new story, I started the fascinating research.  I’ll tell you more about what I found out next time. Meanwhile…

Lone Star Jack will release on October 25

If you preorder, Lone Star Jack should be delivered to you on release day, kind of like magic. Just click the cover to preorder the book or click on the links below.


FBI Special Agent Kim Otto picks up where Lee Child’s Echo Burning leaves off in the Hunt for Jack Reacher.

Impatient with FBI Special Agent Kim Otto’s lack of progress, her boss seeks to show her how it’s done.

Cooper drags Otto to Dallas where he sets a trap to lure Jack Reacher with three carrots: challenge, revenge, and pride.

When a full scale riot breaks out at a prominent politician’s funeral, Otto uncovers a Machiavellian plot to execute his political rival.

A plot Reacher unwittingly put in motion.

Ten years ago, in Lee Child’s Echo Burning, Reacher was recruited to kill a stranger. He refused the mission but teamed up with two women to expose stomach-churning mass slaughter.

Now, Otto and Michael Flint race to find the executioner who refuses to relinquish his ill-gotten legacy.

Filled with twists and turns to keep you breathless until the explosive finale, can Otto and Reacher work together to stop the heinous assassins before it’s too late?

Preorder the eBook: Apple Books

Preorder the eBook: Amazon

Preorder the Paperback: Amazon

Preorder the eBook or Paperback: Nook

Preorder the eBook: Kobo

The Lee Child source book is Echo Burning

(Click the cover to buy Echo Burning)


Have you read Echo Burning? Perhaps you recall that Jack Reacher was asked to assassinate a man. Although he certainly could have done the job, Reacher refused. But experienced killers took on the project.

What follows is a twisty tale about life in rural Texas where great distances separate people and places and it was possible to live outside the spotlight of law enforcement, until a stranger comes to town…

That was then, ten years ago.

Now, in Lone Star JackKim Otto finds herself embroiled with the remaining members of the Greer family as they attempt to untangle the aftermath and unintended consequences of Echo Burning.

Kim lost her partner in Jack Knife, as you probably recall. So this time she’s forced to get help from three of the men in her life: Gaspar,  Michael Flint, and, finally, Jack Reacher.

I’m really excited for you to read Lone Star Jack and I can’t wait to get it out to you!

Meanwhile —

Caffeinate and Carry On!

Diane Capri

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