Jeffery Deaver's latest novel is The Burning Wire.
From his Q & A with the Independent:
Choose a favourite author and say why you like him/herRead the complete Q & A.
Thomas Harris: one of the great stylists in the crime/thriller genre... He also concocts among the most compelling characters of anyone.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?
[Augie] from Saul Bellow's novel, 'The Adventures of Augie March'. A Chicagoan like me, Augie forged ahead in life, sometimes making mistakes... sometimes succeeding, but always following his own path.
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Who is you hero/heroine from outside literature?
My grandfather. He was a flyer in World War One, and an attorney in Chicago... He was always calm, thoughtful... and a vocal, uncompromising opponent of bigotry in all its forms.