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Seven weeks and counting…

The e-book will go on sale in the US on December 6, 2018. Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on December 8th at 2pm. Click here to pre-order your copy. As you know is my wont, there will be giveaway…

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Eight weeks and counting…

The e-book will go on sale in the US on December 6, 2018. Amazon.US Apple Nook Kobo And on December 13th in the UK/Commonwealth. Amazon.UK I’ll be signing the hardcover at the Poisoned Pen on December 8th at 2pm. Click here to pre-order your copy. excerpt from Death of an Eye “So,” he said. “Caesar…

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This just in…

Hot off the presses and sent winging my way by Nic Cheetham at Head of Zeus…behold! Click here to preorder in hardcover. See you at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore on Saturday, December 8, at 2pm!      

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An eye-witness account from a front-row seat to recent history, and very much worth reading.

My view of the intelligence services was formed during the Church hearings in 1975, and all the bad opinions I acquired then were only affirmed when the news about the CIA’s extreme rendition (kidnapping) and extreme interrogation (torture) protocols broke following 9/11. But then I heard James Clapper talking about his work in the IC (Intelligence…

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Let Freedom Ring

I wrote this column the Fourth of July 2002. It was published in Alaska magazine in September 2002, and is now collected with all of my Alaska Traveler columns and feature articles in an e-book, Alaska Traveler: Dispatches from Alaska’s Frontier. I’ve been thinking a lot about freedom of late, particularly when I went home…

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All my novels begin with setting.

In honor of the June 1st publication of Silk and Song in trade paperback, here’s a post from the Silk and Song blog tour in January. Between Two Continents with Dana Stabenow From James Joyce’s Dublin to Bram Stoker’s Transylvania, readers everywhere have traveled to regions far and wide. All from the comforts of their…

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Some characters take up residence in your imagination and just won’t leave.

Walter Lord wrote the definitive Titanic book, A Night to Remember, and wrote another heart-in-your-mouth thriller here. It’s not like I don’t know how either of those stories ended but Lord has a real gift for seeking out people you’d like to have a beer with in ordinary circumstances who are then thrown into extraordinary…

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