Shane Kuhn: The ASSET Interview

Jon: Shane, I’m a huge fan of the your John Lago books so I need to know, are we going to see more of him? Shane: Absolutely. I will never abandon my soul brother John and soul sister Alice. And as long as people keep asking this question and wanting to see them again, I will keep writing books in that series. I have a concept for my next Lago novel and I think people are going to love it. It will be more outrageous than the first two books combined and I plan to work on it over the next several months. Jon: Where did Kennedy (THE ASSET) come from? He’s quite different that John Lago… Shane: Like all of the characters I write, Kennedy...

The Todd Robinson Interview

Kate and Dan: We are beyond excited for the release of your second novel, ROUGH TRADE! Your debut book, HARD BOUNCE, is one we recommend frequently (and we aren’t just saying that just to be polite). It was that potent blend of best friends/snappy dialog/and raw emotion that keeps HARD BOUNCE so high on our list. What can readers expect this time around for Junior and Boo in ROUGH TRADE? Todd: The second time around, I wanted to mess up the narrative a little bit. I wanted to explore things a bit more about who Boo and Junior are, and the hard-wired prejudices that sometimes go along with those kinds of upbringings. I wanted to challenge...

Frank DiMatteo Interview

Interviews are a strange thing to behold. I’ve interviewed writers, which is easy. You can sit down with a guy like Richard Kadrey and ask if he prefers Sam Peckinpah or Sergio Leone. Or a guy like Todd Robinson and ask about the benefits using a Sharpie as a weapon. Those are less interviews and more conversations with people who have read the same books as you and watched the same movies. You can talk shit and before you know it, 3 hours have passed. Frank DiMatteo was different… The man has been places and done things most people have only seen in movies or read in books. His father was a hit man and muscle for the Gallo Brothers...

Lauren Belfer talks about AND AFTER THE FIRE

  AND AFTER THE FIRE by Lauren Belfer intertwines history and music within a riveting mystery. The settings alternate between Berlin in the late 1700s to mid-1800s, and 2010 in New York and Germany. The plot starts with Susanna Kessler inheriting a manuscript supposedly signed by Johann Sebastian Bach. She is determined to return it to its rightful owner with the help of Dan, a Bach musical expert who is not Jewish. This journey will challenge her preconceptions about herself, her family’s history, and also offer an opportunity to finally make peace with her violent past. Intertwined with Susana’s current day story is the life of Sara...

The Jay Stringer Interview

Dan & Kate: Reluctant PI Sam Ireland returns in October’s HOW TO KILL FRIENDS AND IMPLICATE PEOPLE. How has Sam’s life changed since we last saw her in WAYS TO DIE IN GLASGOW? Jay: Sam was a very reluctant PI in WAYS TO DIE IN GLASGOW. She was really only doing it out of a sense of obligation to her father. In HOW TO KILL FRIENDS AND IMPLICATE PEOPLE we meet up with Sam a year later, and find that she’s learned to love the job. In fact, maybe she likes it too much now, and is too keen to jump into dangerous situations. The violence she’s seen on the job has had an effect, and she might be using her work as an excuse to not deal with a...

Sean McFate talks about SHADOW WAR

SHADOW WAR begins with Tom Locke, a private contractor assigned to a dangerous mission. He has one week to rescue a Ukraine wealthy businessman’s family, and lead an assault on Russian forces to place that rich oligarch in a position of influence and leadership. With a team of highly trained mercenaries and careful planning it appears he will accomplish the mission. Getting in the way of success is Alie Macfarlane, an old love who stumbles, unluckily, back into his life at the very worst time imaginable and his boss, Brad Winters, is engaged in a secretive, high-stakes geopolitical chess game with influential power brokers in capitals...