As you know, I write a series of novels about FBI Special Agent Kim L. Otto working off the books to find Jack Reacher. Although Agent Kim Otto is off the books, she is never unwatched. The efforts she makes to both avoid and use the constant surveillance threats are some of my reader favorites. […]
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Is someone spying on you? Part 2
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 […]
Someone is Always Watching, but Do They See?
High above the earth, satellite cameras observe our planet, our country, and every individual living here. Some satellites are friendly; some are not. Satellites can photograph individual rocks on the moon and distant galaxies. When you think about it, you know they can find any individual on our planet, don’t you? Check out Google Earth […]
Drones: How much do you know?
Drones — You’ve likely heard about them on the news or seen tech junkies flying them around, but how much do you know about drones? In Jack the Reaper, FBI Special Agent Kim Otto gets a quick and deadly lesson about drones. Which means I did a bunch of research about them and thought I’d share with […]
Lasers vs. Drones: Who Wins?
In a fight between lasers and drones, who do you think would win? You remember the power of lasers in Goldfinger. James Bond gives us a scare as we watch a powerful laser inch closer to his body. I follow surveillance technology news because it comes up often in my books. In my Hunt for […]
Creative Ways People Are Using Drones
We were talking this week about how drones can be used for very serious missions, like terrorism surveillance. Situations that would be too dangerous for humans. As a thriller writer, it’s a tactic I’m almost certain to employ in an upcoming book. In addition to military and surveillances uses, people are starting to get very creative with […]
That Flying Insect Might Be A Camera
Take a look at these 2 images. One is a bug, and one is a mechanical flying drone with a camera. Can you tell which is which? Maybe you could. But if you weren’t looking for the differences, you may have been fooled. The one with the camera (the one on the right) is called […]
Eagles Are Being Trained… To Do WHAT?!
We talked recently about how drones are a real threat to aircraft. In the United States, from the end of August 2015 until the end of January 2016, there were “519 incidents involving passenger aircraft and unmanned drones”! It’s a topic we brought up in False Truth: A Jordan Fox Mystery, that ended up leading […]
Drones: London Close Call Reveals Dangers
Did you hear the reports last month that a drone hit a plane? The British Airways plane was flying from Geneva to Heathrow, when it reportedly collided with something 1,700 feet in the air 10 miles away from Heathrow. According to The Wall Street Journal, the London Metropolitan Police said they believed the plane hit […]
Drone Delivery: Real Life or Mystery Fiction?
If you’ve read the False Truth Mystery Serial, you know drones play a major role in the Jordan Fox Mystery. Drone usage across the world is developing more quickly than the laws can keep up. One story I’ve been following is Amazon’s effort to use drones to get packages into customers’ hands within thirty minutes […]
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