Today is the publication day of my 13th book, Eyes of Justice (co-written with Lis Wiehl). Thirteen actually feels like a very lucky number.
This is the fourth in the Triple Threat series, but in this book something happens that’s so big it turns the series upside down. It seems to have worked. Publishers Weekly says the book is .shocking, fast-paced, and a sure bet.
As a mystery writer, I steal and kill all the time. I take inspiration from my own life, as well as headlines, dreams, photos, even bits of memory. And I've killed dozens of people - but only on paper.
There’s a new character in the book who has Aspbergers, although it’s never labelled that. My nephew has Aspbergers.
A bank robbery serves as a major turning point in the book. My co-author, Lis, worked a lot of bank robberies when she was a federal prosecutor. She knows bank clerks who had been robbed and who afterward were never able to go into a Home Depot because the sight of duct tape gave them flashbacks.
And at the end of this book, there is a big showdown at Portland's Oaks Amusement Park - a great old-time amusement park. (It even has a roller skating rink with a wooden floor that floats if the nearby Willamette River floods.) We were having a hard time of thinking of an iconic place for the finale to occur, so I actually ended up turning to folks on Facebook. And somebody’s 11 year old daughter was the first one to come up with the idea of Oaks Park.