Posts Tagged ‘Headhunters’

Sex and Car Crashes: The Making of Headhunters by Charlie Cole

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Happy Monday and Happy New Year, friends! I thought I’d start the year off by letting my dear friend Charlie hijack my blog for his post.

Ok, lets face it, I’m still hung over from the weekend so anything from me would just be the random letters my forehead hit as it slapped against the keyboard. So, instead of making you read that drivel, Charlie was kind enough to supply content for my blog today. Thank you, kind sir, I owe you one! 

Without further ado, here is Charlie’s post, enjoy! 

Sex and Car Crashes: The Making of Headhunters

They say “write what you know”. It’s good advice. It’s meant to enhance the credibility of your writing, make it sound more authentic. The painful reality though is that even if you were a lawyer like John Grisham, chances are your firm didn’t try to have you murdered. You still have to make a leap from the mundane, everyday life to the tales of mystery, murder, mayhem, undying love, loyalty, and passion.

I came from a background as a professional headhunter. I recruited top talent from competitors. Does that make me uniquely qualified to write about covert government agencies and gunfights?

Hardly, but I came from a home where it was commonplace to spend time at the gun range. My father was a member of a range that was owned by the government, so I had the opportunity to not only shoot, but be taught by the US Marines that practiced there. Nothing like taking down targets at 600 yards with a Remington 700 rifle. (more…)

Interview with Headhunters author Charlie Cole

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

 

Good afternoon, friends! I have a very special friend joining me in the bar today! Mr. Charlie Cole has bellied up to the bar to talk about his debut novel, [amazon-product text=”Headhunters” type=”text”]B006CVIAJE[/amazon-product]. But I have to say the best part of this interview, besides the company of good friends, is the dark stout with its frothy head peaking just above the rim of the 20-ounce tulip pint glass… sigh Sorry, I get a little dreamy when it comes to my Guinness. That’s right, ladies and gents, one of the reasons I like Charlie so much is because he understands that when it comes to beer, Guinness is second to none. So, pull up a bar stool, grab a pint and enjoy the conversation!

 

KD: Where did the inspiration for Headhunters come from?

CC: I’ve been a professional headhunter recruiting talent for big companies for the past 15 years. That part was easy. That’s the day job. But before that I was a licensed private investigator and it always interested me how those lines could blur. I mean in both jobs I was paid to find information that wasn’t readily available. As a headhunter, I collected competitive intelligence on other companies. (more…)

Review of Headhunters by Charlie Cole

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

In Charlie Cole’s [amazon-product text=”Headhunters” type=”text”]B006CVIAJE[/amazon-product], Simon Parks is one of the best headhunters at Blackthorn, an antiterrorist cell operating outside the confines of the US government. But after losing his wife in a tragic car accident Simon relocates his family in hopes of leaving behind the spy game and focusing his attention on his two children. Only what Simon doesn’t realize is that no matter how far away he runs he is forever tied to his past; a past that doesn’t want to let him go.

From page one, Cole immerses his readers into a fast paced thriller where he orchestrates the twists and turns of a thriller suspense with fluid ease and expertise. Cole’s tone and voice in the story is one of a seasoned writer and belies the fact that this is his debut novel. (more…)