With still a little editing to do on my part (and a lot of work for my editor, Melanie), my mind is turning to the 1970s and what is going to happen to Alex in the last book, The Mensch. And on that basis, I am declaring the start of my 13th full-novel.
Now I should confess that I have known the last scene since I started the second in the series, East Side Hustler. Why did it take until number two? Because the first was originally only going to be a standalone book and then I changed my mind based on its early response after publication.
Anyway, I digress. For now, I’ll say that I am toying with getting Alex involved in what was then the nascent porn film industry, although there is ultraviolence to be perpetrated too. The man has been assassinating people all his life, one way or another.