It should be no secret that writers love to read. As a point in fact, it’s part of keeping your skills sharp.
So when I discovered that my favorite author ripped off a movie… I nearly puked. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic. I find myself disappointed however.
One of my all-time-favorite authors is David Baldacci. I love, love, love his books and have a hard cover of Divine Justice sitting right in front of me. While
stalking viewing his webpage I saw he released another book. I have to tell you, reading the description, my heart sank because it matches, very closely I might add, The Professional, a movie from 1994.
I use google alerts and if Mr. Baldacci finds this post, I want to say that I’m sorry. I do admire you very much. I love your work… but this… How did your “people” not catch this?
Coming up with new ideas is a challenge. This much I know, and I’ve only been doing this a fraction of the time that David Baldacci has. With that being said, I pray I never do this. I spotted it while reading the blurb from the back of the book almost immediately. And how embarrassing for this wonderful author.
I could be wrong… click the links. Decide for yourself. If you like suspense, intrigue, crime fiction and the like, I encourage you to read his books. If you read the King/Maxwell series, you get a touch of sexual tension / romance. He’s a great writer and I do not wish to degrade him at all. I recommend his books all the time. This has just blown me totally away.