Today, we have a great interview between Fresh Fiction reviewer Teresa Cross and thriller author Andrew Grant, about his latest release, INVISIBLE! You can read Teresa’s review of INVISIBLE here. Enjoy! Teresa: Your latest book is about a character, Paul McGrath, an Army Intelligence who comes home to find his father had passed away which was a big surprise for him. Then he goes undercover as a janitor at the courthouse. Where did you get the idea or concept for the storyline for INVISIBLE? Andrew: It came about as the combination of two strands of thought: one new, and one old. Over the last couple of years, I’ve felt a change in the mood of the country, a growing sense of unease as inequality has grown more pronounced and injustice more rife, so it seemed like it was time for a different kind of hero: One who would stand up for the 99%. Added to that I’ve been fascinated since I was a little kid by characters like the Scarlet Pimpernel – heroes who are driven by what’s right, not by the desire for fame or reward, and consequently work in the shadows where their true identities are never revealed….
Chicago has an incredible choice of outstanding places to eat, but where better to celebrate the launch of your new book than the restaurant your hero first visits after arriving in the city? Accordingly, last Monday Tasha (Alexander) and I jumped in a cab and headed for Brasserie Jo. TashaI set out to replicate David Trevellyan’s dinner from the book – Mussels, and blue Steak with Mustard Butter. Like David, we enjoyed fabulous food, cooked to perfection in relaxed, elegant surroundings. Unlike him, however, we didn’t have to fight off any unchivalrous thugs in the (fictitious) courtyard at the back of the building, or evade the consequent attentions of the Chicago Police Department. And more importantly, unlike David, we’ll have the pleasure of visiting the restaurant again… DIE TWICE is thriller author Andrew Grant’s second book in the David Trevellyan series. He resides in Chicago and the United Kingdom. Grant is engaged to historic fiction author Tasha Alexander.