Boots on the Ground
One of the coolest parts of my gig is: I get to go places and do research. I’m a journalist by training, so that’s kid-in-a-candyshop time for a guy like me.
There’s a big scene in ICE COLD KILL that takes place at the grand cathedral in Milan, Italy. Last year, Katy King and I went and walked the scene, “blocking” it in a theatrical term. We entered as my protagonist did; as my antagonists did. I took notes and Katy took photos. Then I returned home and completely rewrote the scene, having seen, heard, felt, smelled, tasted the cathedral and its sprawling piazza.
What an opportunity. What a cool gig.