(aka: Max Austin)
Rad-Reader: Is Duke City another name for Albuquerque? Because your first book had that in its title also?
Steve: Yes, Duke City is Albuquerque's nickname because the city originally was named for a duke back in Spain who helped fund the Spanish exploration/settlement along the Rio Grande.
Rad-Reader: How do you come up with the criminals being so classy-well dressed? Drive a certain car? Etc…
Steve: Well, not all of them are. One of the heroes of the next book, DUKE CITY DESPERADO, wears baggy jeans and a gray hoodie for the whole book. But the protagonist in DUKE CITY HIT, which came out in December, is Vic Walters, a hit man in his late 50s who believes in the anonymity of the gray business suit. Vic's the kind of guy who always buys a black Cadillac because it's comfortable and invisible. He bumps off somebody and drives away, and none of the witnesses can remember anything.
Rad-Reader: Have you thought a…