From my childhood days reading the Hardy Boys (and if I was home sick and was out of new books, my sister’s Nancy Drew mysteries would suffice), I have always enjoyed mystery and suspense series featuring simple and complex heroes and anti-heroes. James Bond 007, Spenser, Jim Chee, Keller, John Rain, Gabriel Allon, and too many others to list here. In this video presentation I share a nice sampling of some of my favorite spies, detectives, and hit men. The psychological nuances created by the authors inspired me on how I developed my lead character in Cuts Like a Knife and Every Breath You Take, Detective Kristen Conner. Consider my novels a tribute to the characters I have enjoyed so much – and the authors behind them.