Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’



August 20th, 2017 Posted 8:02 am

“And probably Afghanistan, too, but Iraq’s all I know first hand. It’s like hell is down below but sometimes it pops up through the ground. That’s Iraq. Like the IED’s the perfect symbol of the whole goddamn situation. Which is what did me in.”


TRS Stephen King quote


THE RIGHT SIDE: A Note From The Author


December 13th, 2016 Posted 7:45 am

Sometimes – and they’re often the best times in what my grandmother always called “the writing game” – a character grabs you and won’t let go. This character – a figment of your own imagination but not wholly under your power – demands to be brought to life, and in the case of LeAnne Hogan, the main character in THE RIGHT SIDE (coming June 27), will bring herself to life with or without your help. So – I helped! By now I’ve written many novels, but never one like this, neither in the experience of the writing or in the resulting novel. There’s a take-off point in any novel (except bad ones), a moment somewhere along the line where the story becomes airborne. In the case of THE RIGHT SIDE, I had the feeling of being airborne even before the start, like one of those high-flying planes that separates from the belly of a bomber at fifty thousand feet.

LeAnne’s a warrior, although I wouldn’t call her a lover of war. She’s more of a protector, a lover of duty, the tip of a necessary spear most of us prefer not to think about. LeAnne said things that surprised me, amazed me, shocked me at times, and I wasn’t even sure what I thought of her until the very last few lines. My favorite ending of any of my books: am I allowed to say that?

Duty, war, damage external and internal, trust, love: they’re all important in THE RIGHT SIDE. There’s also the smell of Afghanistan in a stateside closet, a secret affair, a missing child – and a dog. Not a narrating dog, and to give the dog’s name here would be a spoiler. I can say this dog has a powerful personality, and a deeply mysterious soul. THE RIGHT SIDE is different from the Chet and Bernie novels, but I believe C&B fans will like it just as much – or more! – if in a somewhat different way.

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Pablo and Cpl. Pond: Reunited


December 17th, 2015 Posted 8:18 am



3 Afghans


September 23rd, 2014 Posted 7:30 am

“They were seen at Zachary’s Pub, well known strip club on Cape Cod, the night before disappearing?” Spence says.

“Apparently,” says Admin. “Kind of reminds me of The Three Amigos.”

“So they hit the Cape Cod Mall and the strip club while they were here on the Cape?”

“Only thing they missed was the whale watch.”

“Maybe next time.”

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