Readers and book clubs often ask: “How did you get the idea for this book?”
In response, I’ve written brief answers for each book in the Tawny Lindholm Thriller series.
Kicking off with #1 – Instrument of the Devil
WHERE THIS IDEA CAME FROM:
Was I really dumber than my new smartphone? My struggles with its unpredictable antics made me wonder if it was possessed.
At the same time, I was researching news stories that revealed how vulnerable the power grid was. A cyberattack by a smartphone could, in fact, trigger massive blackouts. Scary thought!
I combined those two elements–my personal struggles with my phone and the real-life danger to the grid–into this thriller, Instrument of the Devil.
Yes, a smartphone can indeed be possessed by a devil—a terrorist whose mission is darkness and death.