My new James Lear novel, the seventh so far, is just out in the US and will be coming out in the UK in August. It’s called The Hardest Thing, and it’s my take on the super-butch Lee Child/Jack Reacher thriller. It’s set in New York and New England, and it features a lot of ass-kicking as well as the more usual things that happen to that part of the male anatomy in Lear books. It’s getting some fantastic reactions on Amazon, Goodreads etc so I hope it does well. And I hope the man who inspired the sexy hero, Dan Stagg, doesn’t realise that I’ve made him do all these filthy things in a book.