Advance Readings of The Final Hour

If you look over at the news section on your left (my right from inside the computer), you’ll see that after a long, long time, the movie folks are making some progress with the Homelanders series. …

The Final Hour, Chapter One

Here’s the opening chapter of my new novel The Final Hour, due out July 19th.  It’s the last book in the four-book Homelanders series. THE FINAL HOUR Chapter One Abingdon   Most people have to die…

Final Hour First Chapter

It occurs to me The Final Hour, the last book in the Homelanders series of thrillers for young adults, is only weeks away from its July 19th pub date, so to give you a taste, I’m…

Homelanders Movie Update, Sort Of

A lot of people have been writing to ask me about the status of the Homelanders movie.  My series of thriller novels for young adults was optioned last year by Summit Entertainment, the folks who brought…

Me on Mamet

Here’s my Wall Street Journal review of David Mamet’s new political book, The Secret Knowledge: “In a celebrated 2008 essay for the Village Voice, David Mamet made the startling announcement that he was “no longer a…

Book: Open

Sports fans – tennis fans especially – have to read this, one of the best sports books I’ve ever read.  Andre Agassi’s autobiography has been out a while, so you’ve probably already heard the outline of…

The Pope Rocks

When I read Pope Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth:  From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration, I was blown away by the courage and brilliance of its approach.  I remember someone interviewed me for…

Me on Beowulf

As I’ve mentioned here before, the essay collection Thrillers:  100 Must Reads has been nominated for an Edgar by the Mystery Writers of America.  The awards will be given later this month.  The book contains my…

Novel: Hell At The Breech

Okay, fiction fans, read this.  Really.  It’s wonderfully good.  A gripping, beautifully written novel  set during a real-life feud in 1890′s Alabama.  Author Tom Franklin won an Edgar Award for his 1999 book of short stories…

Write Wing Righters

The estimable David Forsmark over at FrontPage Magazine’s NewsReal Blog has a cool two part list of literary fictional heroes who are not, to use David Mamet’s apt phrase, “brain dead liberals.” Although David gives me…