Full Black

Full Black

March 1, 2015

GEAR “Hide a knife behind a smile.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb Knife In the opening chapters of FULL BLACK, Luke Ralston literally brings a knife to a gunfight. Here are a few of my favorite knives that I wouldn’t hesitate to bring to any fight. Designed by James Williams for CRKT, I discovered the Otanashi noh Ken at SHOT show in 2014...

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The Athena Project

The Athena Project

February 1, 2015

GEAR “Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” ― Brooks Atkinson Speed Boats The ATHENA team is greeted by a 1965 Riva Super Aquarama suspended from the ceiling of Nino Bianchi’s boat garage in Venice. Riva produced the last of their flagship Super Aquaramas in 1996, but their motor boats, or “moving sculpture[s] in wood,” remain iconic designs and...

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Foreign Influence

Foreign Influence

January 1, 2015

GEAR “Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports…all the others are games.” – Ernest Hemingway Cars When Scot Harvath pulled up to the Hotel du Eden Roc in a rented Porsche Panamera Turbo in FOREIGN INFLUENCE, his was the least expensive car in the lot. Lined up in front of the hotel were some of the...

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The Apostle

The Apostle

December 1, 2014

GEAR “Everybody’s got a little light under the sun.” – from Flash Light by Parliament Flashlights In THE APOSTLE, Scot Harvath finds a pair of Streamlight’s Sidewinder flashlights for his team to navigate a tunnel below Kabul. With the 185-degree tilting head pointed toward the ground, clipped to operator’s belts, and set to emit green light, these flashlights would illuminate the underground...

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The Last Patriot

The Last Patriot

October 31, 2014

GEAR “I have a love interest in every one of my films — a gun.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger LaRue Tactical Rifles LaRue Tactical rifles feature prominently in many of my novels. They are hands-down some of the most effective and most accurate weapons on the planet. These rifles come from a sophisticated and understated shop in Leander, Texas, north of...

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