Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rick Mofina

1 - What's your latest?

Rick Mofina: THE PANIC ZONE.

2 - Assuming I haven't read it, why should I?

Rick Mofina: You're missing a great page-turner. The PANIC ZONE, follows the first in the series, VENGEANCE ROAD, which the International Thriller Writers selected as a finalist for Best Paperback Original 2010. And this is what Dean Koontz says: "The Panic Zone is a headlong rush toward Armageddon. It's brisk pace and tight focus remind me of early Michael Crichton."

3 - What can you tell us about your main character that you hadn't realized until you answered the question?

Rick Mofina: Jack Gannon, a crime reporter, is a working-class hero. He paid his dues at a dying newspaper in Buffalo, New York, where he was beginning to think of himself as the all-time loser. He almost won a Pulitzer and he almost got married and he almost had a normal life. For years, he ached to escape for a job at a global wire service in New York City. Even though his dream was a few hundred miles down the road, it always seemed out of reach until we catch up to him in THE PANIC ZONE and he makes his last-chance power drive to prove that reporting is written in his DNA.

4 - What's your favorite scene and why?

Rick Mofina: All of them are my favorites because each one is critical or it wouldn't be there.

5 - What's next?

Rick Mofina: Working on Jack Gannon 4.

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