We are, of course, discussing his latest novel, The Black Stiletto, which I had not read at the time. He throws me a little bit when he quotes his Library Journal review. They described the novel as "a mashup of the work of Gloria Steinem, Ian Flemming, and Mario Puzo, under the editorship of Stan Lee." I was all, "That's, like, a lot of influences." Ah, such brilliant repartee--which is why these are just fun conversations between old friends and not interviews.
Having since read the novel, I have to say that Library Journal pegged it! The Black Stiletto is a lot of fun, and my review may be seen here. Enjoy!