Tag Archives | travel

Who is Holding Your Phone Hostage?

We thriller authors engage in fascinating research before creating our exciting plots. Our research helps us craft stories we hope you’ll find thrilling when you read them.  That’s why I like to write about technology and the dangers that accompany it. This kind of “invisible danger” fascinates me, and you’ll find references along these lines […]

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Has Your Phone Been Hacked? Pt. 2

Have you ever worried about your personal information being stolen from your cellphone? If not, you probably should. Even if you’re like FBI Special Agent Kim Otto who has layers upon layers of security surrounding her wireless devices, your privacy still might be at risk. Last week I wrote about how stalkerware can be downloaded off the internet, […]

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Has Your Phone Been Hacked? Pt. 1

Have you ever worried about your personal information being stolen from your cellphone? If not, you probably should. A while ago I wrote about the dangers of using public wifi. But even if you’re like FBI Special Agent Kim Otto who has layers upon layers of security surrounding her wireless devices, your privacy still might […]

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What to do in San Diego

Have you experienced the rich culture of San Diego? In Jack of Spades, Agent Otto is too busy tracking down Jack Reacher to take in the city’s many attractions but if she had free time, she would add these five pit stops to her “must see” list.   Known for its beaches, craft beer and […]

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Christmas Greetings & Traditions

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, and for most of us, they fly by way too quickly. This time of year I’m especially appreciative of Florida. Largely for the same reasons many of my books take place in Florida. The average temperature in Tampa Bay Florida in December is 71 degrees Fahrenheit […]

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Coffee before Crime!

Regular readers know I love coffee. My morning always starts with three mugs of black coffee and some days, more. Not surprisingly, coffee features prominently in my books. In the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar drink a lot of coffee, too. I mean a LOT. So much […]

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The snowbirds of Mexico

In Ten Two Jack, the latest thriller in my Hunt for Jack Reacher Series, FBI Special Agent Kim Otto spends some time in Mexico tracking down leads connected to the Hunt for Jack Reacher. By now you know that I like to escape the dead of winter by heading to Florida each year. As an […]

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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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Murder in Mexico

In TEN TWO JACK, Agent Kim Otto has an exciting chase from Detroit to Chicago to Houston and deep into Mexico. Her adventures are filled with near misses and near death experiences. Like what, you wonder? Otto spends time in Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city. It has become home to many artists who are attracted […]

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On the trail of TEN TWO JACK Part 3

In TEN TWO JACK, Agent Kim Otto has an exciting chase from Detroit to Chicago to Houston and deep into Mexico. Her adventures are filled with near misses and near death experiences, and in each spot peril looms. Because of the nature of her work, Kim Otto misses out on the pleasures of visiting upscale […]

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