Once More Unto the Breach!

The twelve pages of fastidious notes I took during my research for this book. They only make me look a teensy tiny bit like a serial killer, no?

The twelve pages of fastidious notes I took during my research for this book. They only make me look a teensy tiny bit like a serial killer, no?

Things might get a little bit quiet around here in the coming weeks. I just started writing a new book a couple days ago and it’s in that fragile brand-new-butterfly-with-wet-wings-all-shaky-and-tottering-around stage, which means it’s consuming most of my waking thoughts (and some of my dreaming ones too).

This one’s tricky. It’s kind of a squirrely plot that even I can’t see clearly yet, which, if you’re familiar with my books, you’ll know is really saying something. If it’s so twisty that even I have no idea what’s going to happen yet, then chances are good it’ll make for some good reading someday.

Or, you know, maybe not. Maybe I’ll get a ways into the sucker and it’ll be terrible and I’ll drop it. It’s too early to say at this stage. What I CAN say is that Bai Hsu, Azzam’s CIA handler from Blood Money, is the main character, it takes place after the events of Bai Tide (which is unpublished and thus, this will mean very little to you), and it centers around the Mexican drug war. For now, the working title is Take the Bai Road.

From here, I can see a lot of cool stuff in the plot. Deserts, cartels, maybe an assassination, and definitely a plot twist (or two {or three}). Now we’ll just have to see if I can keep all the threads together in my increasingly spacey head.

Wish me luck. I’m going back in!

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