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Invisible Dangers of Flying

If you’ve read my books, you know how important air travel is to many of my storylines. You might also know that FBI Special Agent Kim Otto, the star of my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, doesn’t love flying. She boards the planes and flies because it’s the most efficient way to find Jack Reacher […]

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THANKSGIVING: PLEASURE OR PERIL?

For all of us celebrating American Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with friends and family.  As with every year – this year I am especially thankful for you, the best readers in the world! It may not be Thanksgiving Day where you live, but I still wish you a day full […]

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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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Michael Flint’s Heir Hunter Survival Guide

You’ve probably heard about heir hunters on TV shows that trace family histories, or maybe you’ve read THE HEIR HUNTER SERIES. Heir hunters are forensic genealogists, people who research ancestry by means of standard records and more, for profit. Heir hunters track down individuals and let them know they are entitled to an inheritance in […]

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Staten Island

Quirks of Staten Island, From A Thriller Author’s Perspective

Staten Island, one of the biggest of New York’s five boroughs, plays a part in my latest Jack Reacher novel, Jack the Reaper. Have you been to Staten Island? It’s an interesting part of New York because it’s the city’s second largest borough size-wise, but is one of the least populated. Which explains how there’s […]

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Jet Wing

The Most Staggering Statistic About Plane Safety

If you’ve read my books, you know how important air travel is to many of my storylines. You might also know that FBI Special Agent Kim Otto, the star of my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, doesn’t love flying. She boards the planes and flies because it’s the most efficient way to find Jack Reacher — and to do […]

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Winston Churchill

“Never Give Up”: Good Or Bad Advice?

If you’re like many of us, you’re making a New Year’s Resolution right about now. How long will it last? To what lengths should you go to achieve it?  Winston Churchill’s famous quote about “never, never, never” giving up may come to mind: “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great […]

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Greyfriars Bobby

Is There Such A Thing As Being Too Loyal?

The definition of loyalty is ”faithful adherence to leader or cause.” The definition certainly fits Jess Kimball of my Jess Kimball Thriller Series. She constantly puts her life on the line while searching for her missing son and for people she believes need her help. Bus is there such a thing as too much loyalty?  It’s […]

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Cirrus Exterior On Runway

Pilots Are Going Crazy Over The Vision Jet

If you like action scenes, you’ll want to know about the Vision Jet. Aviation fans may have already heard about the Vision Jet. Pilots and passengers alike are going crazy for it. It’s an example of a sort of breakthrough in private jet technology. I can’t tell you precisely why you’ll want to know about […]

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Is ancestry.com an invasion of privacy?

There has been some controversy recently, claiming that ancestry.com doesn’t protect users’ privacy when they submit DNA samples. The complaints claim that the website keeps the DNA on file and will use it for various purposes — such as in answer to a subpoena or if there’s a warrant to search when authorities are investigating […]

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