I am excited to report I’ve just finished my novella for The Kill Zone: Ten Deadly Thrillers! It was satisfying to finish Andi and Will’s story from Justice Delayed. I’m anxious to discover what my readers think about their wrap-up.
I had intended to follow up on their story in the next Memphis cold case book, Justice Buried, but that story had a mind of its own and wouldn’t give up the 22,000 words I needed to tell the story. 🙂 Therefore, when Jan Thompson emailed me about being part of their thriller anthology, I said yes.
By the way, Justice Buried releases September 3, 2017, and for the first time ever, I will be doing a book signing at a Barnes and Noble! It will be in Tupelo…where Elvis was born!
And now for last week’s Mystery Question: Which is the fake technology?
- X-ray vision: a machine that allows police to see images through wood, concrete, and brick. Used in situations where it is too dangerous to put a man or a dog.
- 2. Super Dart: a system that shoots a special GPS-equipped dart that adheres to a fleeing vehicle and allows authorities to track the vehicle’s movements from a safe distance, without a frantic pursuit.
- A throwable robotic camera: You’ve seen the cops on CSI and NCIS use a camera with special wheels that allow it to move, climb and explore, but it is for real?
- Vehicle slow down system: equiped on some cars, it is a GPS-enabled system police officers can activate to slow the car down to five miles an hour.
And the answer is…#1. Congratulations Edward, Paula, Sally, and Wendy!
Now onto this week’s Mystery Question where we are one last time dealing with new technology. Which one of the following technologies is incorrect?
- Generic property marker: a water-based solution that can be sprayed or painted to mark your property with a unique chemical code. Stolen items can be identified by the chemical barcode.
- Biometrics, including facial recognition software–you’ve seen it on the crime shows where the police tech matches a photo with an actual person, but is it real?
- Technology that alerts police to the location of gun shots as they happen. It also distinguishes between the gun shot and the echoes that follow.
- Satellite imaging: real-time satellite photos of specific areas where crime is likely to occur, giving police a heads-up on a crime as it happens.
Okay, Super Sleuths, what’s the incorrect answer? Leave your comment below to be entered in a drawing for a copy of Justice Buried which releases September 5!
I forgot to announce last week that the winner of July’s drawing is Mindy Houng! I’ve already contacted her and mailed her book.