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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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LIVING OFF THE GRID PART 2

If you’ve read books in my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, you know Reacher is as an expert at living off the grid. But he’s not the only one. In Part 1 of this blog, I asked: “In an increasingly monitored world where there seems to be no escape from security cameras, drones, and satellites, […]

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LIVING OFF THE GRID PART 1

If you’ve read books in my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, you know Reacher is as an expert at living off the grid. But he’s not the only one. Across the globe sixty-two million people are estimated to live off the grid in some capacity. Although there are varying definitions of what this unique lifestyle […]

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WHEN BULLETPROOF BACKFIRES

How do you catch a serial killer without becoming one of his victims? For FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar, the answer is: brains, brawn, and bullet-proof vehicles. In, BLACK JACK, Otto and Gaspar are on a mission to find the elusive green paint bathtub killer. This is risky business that requires a lot of self-protection. […]

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TRUE CRIME: GRAND THEFT AUTO

Have you ever accidentally misplaced your car keys in your refrigerator? Maybe your subconscious is trying to tell you something. A new form of auto theft may mean that your fridge is actually the safest place to store your car keys. As I do with each of my books, while I was writing Black Jack […]

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