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Full Metal Jack and Back to the Beginning

As you know, the Lee Child source book for Full Metal Jack is The Affair. I chose The Affair because it’s the story of the end of Jack Reacher’s career with the army and the start of his life as we know it. So in a real sense, we’re going “back to the beginning” in […]

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And the signed hardcovers go to…

Wrapping up 2020 seems like a very good idea, doesn’t it? As I write this,  we’re wrapping last minute gifts for the family and planning our low-key Christmas celebrations. I’m sending thoughts and prayers your way for the holiday season and hoping for a much, much better 2021 for all of us. We’ve waited long […]

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The Hidden World of Dogfighting

My readers know that I’m dedicated to writing thrillers that are believable as well as exciting. My plots are always at least theoretically possible. Very often, the things I learn about inform the fiction in my books. This was the case when I was writing Full Metal Jack. I can’t wait to hear what you […]

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Full Metal Jack: Celebrate with a Giveaway!

Enter for a Chance to Win! Today’s the Day! Full Metal Jack is a special book for me for a lot of reasons. I really hope you love it — and tell all your friends! This is my tenth novel in this series and the early reviews are stellar!  And my friends Lee Child and […]

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Full Metal Jack: after The Affair

Back to the Beginning… As you know, the Lee Child source book for Full Metal Jack is The Affair. I chose The Affair because it’s the story of the end of Reacher’s career with the army and the start of his life as we know it. Full Metal Jack is a special book for me […]

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Tampa’s Food Halls

The Hunt for Justice books are set in Tampa, Florida, where the fictional star of this series, Judge Willa Carson, lives with her husband George and their two labradors. George owns a 5-Star restaurant and they live on the premises. Wouldn’t you love to have gourmet room service meals prepared precisely as you wish every […]

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So what is Prepper Cuisine? Find out!

If you’ve read books in my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, you know Reacher is an expert at living off the grid. With an estimated 3 million Preppers living in the US, he’s not the only one.  A ‘Prepper’ is someone who prepares for emergencies. The level of preparedness and types of emergencies that Preppers […]

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New Research on Fingerprinting

Did you hear about the new technological development in fingerprinting analysis? 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 Get Back Jack, FBI Special Agent Kim Otto notices, “Fingerprint residue blackened the […]

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Authors for Veterans

22 Authors For Veterans

22 Great Books for a Great Cause at a Great Price! Here in the US, this is the start of the long Memorial Day weekend, the traditional beginning of summer.  The holiday’s purpose is to honor the men and women who died while serving in the US Military. It is the day we are reminded of what the […]

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Prepper Bunkers and Shelters

If you’ve read books in my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, you know Reacher is an expert at living off the grid. But he’s not the only one. The most crucial aspect of being a Prepper is radical self-reliance. Ultimately, Preppers seek to have the necessary equipment and knowledge to protect themselves and their loved […]

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