Goodreads asked Duane Swierczynski:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Duane Swierczynski The collision of three different ideas/notions -- which is how it usually happens. One was a true crime article I read in a local newspaper. The other was my desire to write a proper murder mystery (I don't think I've ever written one). And finally, meeting someone with an interesting background/cool job that I wanted to learn more about. Those three things simmered in my head for a couple of weeks, then one Sunday morning, BOOM, they fused into one.

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