Tag Archives: Kill Chain

Where in the world? Olympics edition

I snapped this photo a few days ago as I headed to this building for an Olympics-related event. (Yes, Olympics-related: current and past Olympians were present.  They included water polo players, table tennis players, a guy who had just come from his event at the rowing competition, and a swimming gold medalist at Rome in 1960. The rest of us cheered them mightily.)

This should be an easy one, but tell me: who recognizes the building?

Hint 1: To gain access I had to surrender my phone, camera, and car keys, and go through airport-like security.

Hint 2: A major action sequence in my novel Kill Chain starts on the spot where I was standing when I took the photo.

Q&A with Girls Just Reading

The avid readers at Girls Just Reading have posted a Q&A they did with me. Hop on over there and check it out.

Author Interview: Meg Gardiner

GJR: It always takes us by surprise that you can (and do) kill off your characters so easily. We have to ask, does it hurt you as much as it hurts us?

MG: It’s not easy at all. It’s terrible. But I write thrillers. This means the characters will find themselves in danger, facing life and death situations. And if they always survive, where’s the suspense? When I first started writing, I protected my characters, because I liked them. Though I put them in danger, I knew in the back of my mind that they’d be okay. I never truly put them at risk, and that meant that I never truly took a story as far as it could go. I stunted its possibilities from the beginning.

Read the rest.