I sometime am asked, “Do you have a new book in the works?” The answer is always yes. At least one.
This week it’s STRAW MAN, McMorrow No. 11, to be released May 17. I’m psyched for that as this is a McMorrow I really like. It’s about guns and faith. And McMorrow. In STRAW MAN he’s living on the edge more than he has in a long time. Maybe it’s been since BLOODLINE or LIFELINE that we’ve seen Jack riding this dangerous a road. More to come so keep checking back.
The other news is that I’m plunging back into the world of Portland rookie cop Brandon Blake in PORT CITY KILLSHOT. It’s been a while since I checked back in with Brandon (I was busy with McMorrow for ONCE BURNED and STRAW MAN) and I arrived just in time to see him land in a hell of a mess. I’ll be working with him daily for a while, see if we can extract him from this one. I’ll give you a clue: policing has changed since PORT CITY BLACK AND WHITE, and not for the better. When a cop chases an armed subject into a dark alley, it’s risky business for all involved.
So what is this one about? It’s about guilt. Haunting, inescapable, wake-you-in-the-middle-of-the-night guilt. Enough said. For now. Talk soon.