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Do You Know Who Is Watching You?

Wherever there is new technology, there are new dangers. If you’re familiar with the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, you’ll know many the different technologies that are used by the government for surveillance. Just check out my blog post here to see how drones that look, act, and sound like insects can be used to […]

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The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer are here! The phrase “Dog Days” refer to the hottest days of summer. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Dog Days are traditionally July 3rd through August 11th. One of my favorite parts of summer is spending time outside with my little schnauzer Miki, so I find this term very […]

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The Case Of The Fronczak Baby

A few weeks ago we discussed the unsettling trend of baby snatching. While 90% of these infants make it home to their parents unharmed, not all stories end happily. Jess Kimball is familiar with the horrifying and often disappointing journey of searching for a missing child. Her son Peter was kidnapped as an infant when […]

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The Pleasures And Perils Of The Rocky Mountains Pt. 2

In Fatal Dawn of my Jess Kimball Thriller Series, Jess takes a road trip through the Rocky Mountains, on the hunt for her son who was abducted when he was two. Jess has been disappointed by false leads before, but this time she’s determined to find her son’s captor and make him pay. Last week we […]

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The Pleasures And Perils Of The Rocky Mountains Pt. 1

In Fatal Dawn of my Jess Kimball Thriller Series, Jess takes a road trip through the Rocky Mountains. But this isn’t a regular road trip. A phone call that changes Jess Kimball’s life forever leads her on a breathless and dangerous chase. She has no time to enjoy the pleasures — or experience the perils […]

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MYSTERIOUS MURDER WEAPONS

What do green paint, electric guitars, and sweatpants all have in common? Murder. Every seasoned mystery reader knows that anything can be used as a murder weapon. If you’ve read The Hunt For Jack Reacher Series you also know that I’ve spent a lot of time researching real life crimes to keep my readers on […]

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True Crime: Hidden Heroes

Like a many of my thrillers, The Hunt For Jack Reacher Series focuses on catching the killer. But what happens when the killer leaves a messy trail behind him? After investigators have collected evidence and analyzed the crime scene, someone must clean up what is left behind. In BLACK JACK, a serial killer is on […]

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Jack and Joe Reacher

THE DANGEROUS SIDE OF DNA

You know I’m interested in justice because of my background as a lawyer. So of course, I write mystery/thriller/suspense. What else?  DNA comes up all the time in my research and in my writing. I use it frequently in my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series books like Jack and Joe. And in my books about the […]

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The Case Of The Baby Snatcher

There are few crimes as unsettling as baby snatching. This is a crime so extreme that it’s often reserved for movies. But it happens in real life and the culprits may not be who you think they are. Since 1983 around 270 babies have been abducted from hospitals, nurseries, and even their own homes. Jess […]

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Is blood really thicker than water?

Blood is thicker than water. Or at least that is how the saying goes. But how true is it? One rule of the mob is never to snitch. Loyalty runs deep in most families, but this is particularly true for mobsters because revealing family secrets could cost lives. Those who betray their gang risk facing […]

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