I love Paris for the million reasons that everybody loves the city. It's an incredibly romantic and beautiful place.
I think I honestly invented my own genre, the historical spy novel.
Moscow had this incredible, intense atmosphere of intrigue and darkness and secrecy.
I was raised on John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee series. Something about this genre - hard-boiled-private-eye-with-heart-of-gold - never failed to take me away from whatever difficulties haunted my daily world to a wonderful land where I was no more than an enthralled spectator.