Taiwan

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!