My respect with Jeffrey Deaver grows as I read more of his books: Each is intricately plotted and has some of those great twists he's famous for.
I first read and got into Mr. Deaver while interviewing him for his book Sleeping Doll.
I did not realize until doing this interview just how much work he puts in to these books. As he says below some of his outlines are nearly 200 pages, which is longer than some novels!
In this novel Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are trying to stop a man who is using the electric grid to terrorize and kill people in Manhattan. This is one of those books that are hard to stop down, so I quickly learned to set aside a few hours each time I picked it up because once I started reading I wasn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Here is my email interview with Mr. Deaver. Thanks to Gregg and a few other friends for suggesting specific questions for this interview
I read here that you are going to be writing some James Bond books. How did that come about and how exciting is that?
I was absolutely delighted when approached by the Ian Fleming estate to write the next James Bond novel. I grew up reading Bond — I was about eight or nine when I read the first one — and I loved the stories. The estate sponsors an award for a thriller novel, and I won that a few years ago and spoke admiringly about Fleming. That caught their attention, and they were kind enough to approach me about writing a new book. It will feature Bond in the present day, still doing what he does best.
I understand you are alternating between books about Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance, both compelling but very different types. You introduced Kathryn in The Cold Moon, one of the best of the Lincoln Rhyme series. Now, in The Burning Wire, you bring the two back together, along with the Watchmaker whom you've called a Moriarty to Lincoln's Holmes. Will we be seeing more collaborations between the two characters in the future?