I'm just getting started, so I'll ask everyone to bear with me.
In the coming weeks I want to reply to any number of questions readers have asked, among them why has Kirk McGarvey switched from the old reliable James Bond Walther PPK. A few years ago he switched from the 7.65 mm version to the 9 mm, but lately he's been using a Wilson tactical grade 9 mm modeled after the old army 1911A1 Colt. But this is probably one of the most accurate pistols anywhere in the world at this time. Why carry 15 or 17 10 mm rounds in a pistol with dubious accuracy, when you can carry half that many and hit what you're aiming at?
I also want to discuss what I call flash points--that is places where with very small provocations large events can suddenly erupt. Places like the Taiwan Strait, or the border between North and South Korea---this is a North Koren armed with nuclear weapons and the rockets to deliver them, by some estimates, as far as the U.S. West Coast.
And I'd like the share my views on such notions as Israel taking out Iran's nuclear program. The thought of that sponsor of international terrorism armed with nuclear weapons is the stuff of novels and real world nightmares. Of course Israel could only succeed if the U.S. sold it bunker busting bombs.
I want to do some posts on my writing. I'm working on a pair of Kirk McGarvey books at the moment. In the moring it's GOD PROJECT: THE SEA (you can read more about this book on my website at david-hagberg.com.) on which I just hit page 332 this morning. In the afternoon it's THE CABAL, the sequel to DANCE WITH THE DRAGON and THE EXPEDITER, on which I hit page 276 today. I should have both delivered sometime this fall.
And then, of course, there'll be the day-to-day events on the international stage from which I write my novels. There's an ancient Chinese curse that says: May you live in interesting times.
We certainly do!