I was floored to find out that FLASHMOB was named one of the Best Books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly in mysteries and thrillers. I'm honored to be included with some amazing authors and books, and very grateful to PW for including me.
The secret is out now. As told in the Hollywood Reporter today, I will be scripting the comic book prequel to 24: LEGACY for IDW Publishing.
This is my first published comic book, and it's a pretty big deal for me. I love comics. I learned to read from them. And after five novels, multiple screenplays, and countless news articles, I'm finally getting to write one. Lifelong dream unlocked.
I'm very grateful to Ted Adams, Chris Ryall, Denton Tipton for letting me do this. And of course, to the legendary Beau Smith for opening all the doors.
Look for the first issue in April. Antonio Fuso's art is going to be amazing. And I hope my writing will live up to the TV series.
I’m pleased to announce my next book, KILLFILE, is available for pre-order now. Here’s the description:
John Smith possesses a special gift that seems more like a curse: he can access other people’s thoughts. He hears the songs stuck in their heads, knows their most private traumas and fears, and relives their most painful memories. The CIA honed his skills until he was one of their most powerful operatives, but John fled the agency and now works as a private consultant, trying to keep the dark potentials of his gift in check — and himself out of trouble.
Unfortunately, John is plunged into dangerous waters when his latest client, billionaire software genius Everett Sloan, hires him to investigate a former employee — a tech whiz kid named Eli Preston — and search his thoughts for some very valuable intellectual property Sloan is convinced he’s stolen. But before John can probe Preston’s mind, his identity is compromised and he’s on the run for his life, along with Sloan’s young associate Kelsey Foster.
Hunted by shadowy enemies with extensive resources and unknown motives, John and Kelsey must go off the grid. John knows that using his powers to their fullest potential is their only hope for survival — even if it means putting his own sanity at risk.
I know I’m not supposed to have favorites among my books, but this was the most fun I’ve had writing since my first novel, BLOOD OATH. I hope you enjoy it just as much.
KILLFILE will be released August 9, 2016 in hardcover and ebook from William Morrow. You can pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, or from your local bookstore through IndieBound.