MASTERMINDING AN ACTION THRILLER

ANOTHER BOOKISH DAY AT INTREPID HQ

I'm in the thick of planning AVENGER, the third in the Alex Morgan espionage thriller series. Meanwhile we continue to blog, arrange events and market the first two books DEFENDER and HUNTER to the widest possible appreciative audience. Each day we get new great reviews - and it's so interesting to see why some readers prefer one of the stories over the other.

Some enjoy the heart-stopping monster action scenes set in civil war-torn Malfajiri in DEFENDER along with the ensuing romantic action between our Major Morgan and Ari Halls. Meanwhile, others get a kick from the thrill of Morgan's chase to rescue the beautiful classical music mega-star Charlotte-Rose, set against the backdrop of the very real story of Serbian war criminals being brought to account in HUNTER. Let me tell you now, AVENGER will have plenty of the non-stop action you love (both varieties!) together with a ball-tearing mission for Morgan and his Intrepid agent compadres to get their teeth into.  

That aside, here's some of the visual cues that have surrounded me while I'm action thriller planning, writing and masterminding.

My trusty 3rd Battalion 'Old Faithful' baseball cap is never far from reach.

My trusty 3rd Battalion 'Old Faithful' baseball cap is never far from reach.

I've had this battered Tag Heuer watch for decades, a version of which also appears on Alex Morgan's wrist. Though Morgan's does not have a wedding band on it or near it!

I've had this battered Tag Heuer watch for decades, a version of which also appears on Alex Morgan's wrist. Though Morgan's does not have a wedding band on it or near it!

A British Airborne Forces bow-tie, complete with para-wings, in my favourite colour: maroon.

A British Airborne Forces bow-tie, complete with para-wings, in my favourite colour: maroon.

Ian Fleming's Casino Royale enjoys pride of place upon Uncle Reg's silver drinks tray at my desk. Uncle Reg's full name was Reginald Davenport Allen - ring any bells?

Ian Fleming's Casino Royale enjoys pride of place upon Uncle Reg's silver drinks tray at my desk. Uncle Reg's full name was Reginald Davenport Allen - ring any bells?

A stolen glance into one of our special spots in the house, the infamous 'hooch cabinet' - it's an old meat safe!

A stolen glance into one of our special spots in the house, the infamous 'hooch cabinet' - it's an old meat safe!

Here's our Captain Morgan's nicknamesake - and a great drop it is too. My father-in-law, Mal, and I toasted my son's arrival on this stuff!

Here's our Captain Morgan's nicknamesake - and a great drop it is too. My father-in-law, Mal, and I toasted my son's arrival on this stuff!

Blog-in-progress on the top action movies of all time - and I look forward to your views on my list.

Blog-in-progress on the top action movies of all time - and I look forward to your views on my list.

Here's the boss entertaining Rhett as she reviews something-or-other. Multitasking, I think they call it.

Here's the boss entertaining Rhett as she reviews something-or-other. Multitasking, I think they call it.

Photos by Julie - check out more of the good stuff at her new, award-winning blog Julie Green Art.

While I think of it, the international day of romance is fast approaching. Are you getting your loved one some rip-roaring action? You should be. Click here to find out how to arrange it in time for Valentine's Day.

Best,

Chris

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