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Mike Reardon, the Repairman, hates to mess his own nest—to work anywhere near where he lives. If you can call a mini-storage and a camper living. But when terrorists bomb Vegas, and a casino owner’s granddaughter is killed…the money is too good and the prey is among his most hated. Then again, nothing is ever quite like it seems. Now all he has to do is stay alive—tough when friends become enemies and enemies far worse, and when you’re on top the FBI and LVPD’s list. Another kick-ass Repairman novel.

Author L.J. Martin recently answered some questions about his novel, OVERFLOW:

What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

A few laughs, a few chills, a sense of completion, redemption and satisfaction.

How does this book make a contribution to the genre?

All I can hope for is the reader being highly entertained by a compelling can’t-put-it-down read.  The ultimate novelist’s compliment.

Was there anything new you discovered, or surprised you, as you wrote this book?

If you’re not surprised every time you write a new novel you’re not doing enough research or background on your characters.  The rapid fire developments in surveillance in hyperspace are always a surprise, and with the news now more topical than ever; sometimes a present enlightenment, sometimes a fearful one.  And new weapons are always a kick for a thriller writer who loves the gun range.

No spoilers, but what can you tell us about your book that we won’t find in the jacket copy or the PR material?

Things are not always as they seem, even when you gain your information from supposedly reliable sources.  And things are certainly not always fair.

What authors or books have influenced your career as a writer, and why?

John D. MacDonald, Ian Flemming, Mickey Spillane, Alistair MacLean. Hemmingway, Steinbeck, and L’Amour, all for different reasons.  Plot, pacing, dialect, compelling-page-turning…and all other aspects of compelling writing


L. J. is the author of 45 western, historical, mystery, and thriller novels and non-fiction from Bantam, Pinnacle, Avon, and Wolfpack Publishing, and of five non-fiction works. He lives in Montana. When not writing, L. J. spends a good deal of his time working with his horses, hunting, fishing, cooking, and wandering the back country with his cameras, both video and still. His photography has appeared on national magazine covers and in periodicals. Over one hundred of his videos can be seen on at ljmartinwolfpack.