Can you tell us a little bit about your latest novel Killing Eva?
Eva is a character from my first book (Lethal Profit). Her brother was murdered by forces unknown - and then she starts getting phone calls apparently from him. In this book she becomes something of a science experiment and is challenged by people she thought she knew, and by some pretty brutal strangers, to retain her sanity and to live.
Which character did you have the most fun creating?
Leon. He's such a brooding Frenchman and I love those. But he's also quite a complex character with some unexpected sides to him and we don't really know who he is yet. Some of my friends who read Lethal Profit have a huge crush on him. He wasn't really written as a love interest, more a foil. But there's definitely something that connects him and Eva so who knows where it will go.
How much research did you have to do to enable you to write Killing Eva?
The book is a 'what if' scenario so although it didn't have to be accurate to something that already existed, it needed to be grounded in enough fact to be believable and also to be plausible. So I researched economies, corporates and financial systems and the way they work, as well as what you can do to someone's brain to cause them to see things as you want them to see things and the meeting point between human biology and technology. I also had to go and party in Berlin, which was a terrible hardship.
Can you describe Killing Eva in one sentence?
A brutal loss of control