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Will the Panama Papers Aid the Hunt for Jack Reacher?

How well versed are you on the topic of money laundering? Hopefully, not very! Unless you’re a lawyer. As an attorney myself, and a mystery/thriller/suspense author, I’ve researched the topic many times and included it in several of my Hunt for Jack Reacher books. The Panama Papers are a fascinating example of the line between […]

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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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Money Laundering: Everybody’s Doing It…

According to Business Insider, when it comes to money laundering, everybody’s doing it: “From corrupt politicians and drug cartels to tax cheats and alimony deadbeats, more or less everybody’s doing it.” While I think it’s a stretch to say that “everybody” is laundering money, I will say that a whole lot of people globally are […]

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What I Found When I Researched $9M In Cash

There are some concepts that are simply mind boggling to grasp. Like how many stars are in our galaxy? (Answer: Approx. 1 billion) How big is the circumference of the earth? (Answer: About the same as 40 million people holding hands) What percentage of our brains are we actually using? (Answer: There are actually a […]

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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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Shooting Accurately Underwater: Is It Possible?

My new book in the Michael Flint Heir Hunter series, Trace Evidence, opens with a scene involving a pistol with a waterproof chamber that allows Flint to fire effectively underwater. If you know me or keep up with my blog, you know that I research tediously every detail that makes it into the book. So, […]

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New Technology Could Help Solve Kidnappings

Did you hear about the new technological development in fingerprints? This one specifically involves infants. Fingerprints are extremely helpful for solving crimes, and that’s often the reason I research and write about them — both in my books and here on my blog. For example, in my novel Due Justice, investigators dust a doorknob for fingerprints […]

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The Most Unique Corner of Disney (It’s At Epcot)

Did you know there’s a spot at Epcot where you can learn the history of your surname or family name? So, if you’ve ever been to Disney World, you know it has a lot to offer. Did you know there are people who go to Disney 3-4 times a week?? Not per month. Per WEEK. […]

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Missing Boy Found Alive After 7 Years

Too often, the stories we hear about missing children end in tragedy. But once in a while, just once in a while, missing children turn up alive. That’s the outcome Jess Kimball is counting on ever since her son was kidnapped as an infant. As the author behind the Jess Kimball Thriller Series, I keep […]

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My Friend Has No Fingerprints?!?

“Sorry, ma’am. You have no fingerprints.” So my friend went to apply for TSA (Transportation Security Administration) pre-check status, and she told me about something strange that happened. The agent working there informed her that she doesn’t have fingerprints on one hand. ?!?!???? He said she probably washes her hands too much. ?!?!???? That was […]

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