Nelson DeMille

This may be my favorite story of how someone became a long-time fan of my books! From an e-mail I got yesterday:
“I am a retired police officer of 30 years. Nelson DeMille is one of our residents, who I have met many times. When he releases a new book, Nelson usually supplies some of our officers with a signed copy.
With that said, many years ago a burglary alarm went off in Nelson’s house, and while my partner and I were checking the exterior of his home, we came upon an unsecure rear door. Our procedure is to check the entire interior to make sure everything is in order. While checking the master bedroom, on Nelson’s night table was a book titled IMMORAL! Upon completion of checking the residence, securing the rear door and notifying Nelson DeMille of the outcome, my partner and I researched the book titled Immoral, and figured that if Nelson DeMille was reading it, maybe it was something that we would enjoy. I bought a copy of Immoral, and the rest is history!!”
Soooo…a big thank you to my reader John for sharing that story (and a big thanks to Nelson DeMille, too!). After all, many is the time I’ve had one of Nelson’s books on MY nightstand!


“I know you’ll never forgive me for what I did.”

That’s the opening line of my new book, THE URSULINA, which is available right now in hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audio. It’s a novel that goes hand in hand with my New York Times bestseller THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW — and yet it also stands on its own.

THE URSULINA is told by a young sheriff’s deputy named Rebecca Colder. Rebecca lives in a remote area called Black Wolf County that is being stalked by a killer hiding behind the legend of the Ursulina…a Bigfoot-like creature that supposedly haunts the forest. The search for the truth about the Ursulina will change Rebecca’s entire life and force her to confront an excruciating decision.

You can get your copy today and follow Rebecca as she tells you the shocking story of the Ursulina. And the ending will stay with you for a long, long time.

Click here to find it on Amazon, or buy it from your local bookseller.


Coming Soon

Happy New Year! It’s going to be a busy year for book launches.

We are one month away from the February 1 launch of the hardcover, paperback, and e-book editions of THE URSULINA. This is the prequel to my Edgar Award finalist and New York Times bestseller THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW — hmm, or is it a follow-up novel? Or is it both? All I will tell you is that these two books fit together hand-in-glove, and they may well be my two personal favorites of everything I’ve written.

So I hope you’ll pre-order your copy! Why is pre-ordering important? Lots of early orders send a signal to booksellers and reviewers that this book is not to be missed! It’s also the best way for books to hit the bestseller list in that first crucial week. So don’t wait for release day…get your pre-order in at your favorite local bookstore or online!

Meanwhile, there’s lots more ahead in 2022. I’m in the homestretch of my third Jason Bourne novel — THE BOURNE SACRIFICE — which will be released this summer. Then in the fall, get ready for an exciting new stand-alone I REMEMBER YOU and the long-awaited new Jonathan Stride novel THE ZERO NIGHT.


Want to hear me speaking Chinese? (Okay, just kidding, it’s subtitled.)

But here’s a link to a great conversation with my agent in Taiwan about THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW, Jason Bourne, INFINITE, and The Ursulina. This fall, THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW hit #1 on the e-book fiction bestseller list in Taiwan! (That’s after being an Edgar Award finalist and New York Times bestseller here in the U.S.)

And don’t forget: the follow-up novel THE URSULINA arrives February 1 in hardcover, e-book, and paperback. So you can pre-order now!  (And it’s already available through Audible in audiobook.)

Best of 2021

Kirkus Reviews is out today with their list of the Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2021. Thirteen books selected out of hundreds and hundreds published…and there’s my thriller INFINITE on the list.

Nice company to be keeping. The list includes amazing books by authors like Stephen King, Karin Slaughter, S.A. Cosby, Brad Parks, and Colson Whitehead, among others. (Click here to see the whole list.)

Adding to the thrill for me: This is the second year in a row I’ve made the Kirkus list of best thrillers. Last year my first Jason Bourne novel THE BOURNE EVOLUTION was on the roster. So two wildly different books in two years. It’s a hell of an honor.


Ludlum and Me

So I got a package in the mail from Random House yesterday. It turned out to be an author’s copy of the large print edition of my new Jason Bourne novel, THE BOURNE TREACHERY.

It’s great to see that large print editions are still around. They’re a little more rare these days, because many people who want larger font sizes have turned to e-books. But a lot of readers still love to have that physical book in their hands — and that’s great.

Of course, what really struck me was the back cover. There were two photographs side by side — mine and Robert Ludlum’s. I’ve been tackling Jason Bourne for a couple of years now, but even so, I never fail to get a little shiver up my spine when I see me and Ludlum on the same book cover. He was one of my favorite authors growing up, and Marcia can attest that the latest Ludlum novel was always on my Christmas list.

Now, all these years later, it’s an amazing thrill to be carrying on his legacy. If you’d told me when I was reading THE BOURNE IDENTITY in 1980 that I’d be writing Jason Bourne novels forty years later, I would have thought you were crazy. But here we are. Enjoy the new Bourne book!

I Spy

I Spy…a bestseller!

This is the latest Bookscan bestseller list — and a big thanks to Becky at the Barnes & Noble Maple Grove for sharing it with me. Great to see my latest Jason Bourne novel THE BOURNE TREACHERY jumping on to the hardcover bestseller list.

Have you re-discovered the new Bourne yet? Now is the time!