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The King of Fear continues the thrilling adventures of Garrett Reilly! INTERVIEW

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Today's Guest: Drew Chapman, novelist, The King of Fear, The Ascendant, TV writer, "Legends," "The Assets"

DREW CHAPMAN podcast excerpt: "I totally cut my teeth in television. In a way, when I'm writing a book, I have to slow myself down. I have to take a breath, describe more. Let the story blossom. Because I always have the words of a showrunner in my head; I hear him editing my script, and saying, 'Jesus Christ, Chapman, do they pay you by the word?'"

Key interview moments:

• 11:15 Drew Chapman, who interviewed for a staff writer position on Showtime's "Homeland" series recently, talks about the show's influence on his Garrett Reilly spy thrillers;

• 22:45 There is a significant difference in the pacing of TV and novels and Chapman addresses how he writes for one vs. the other;

• 41:15 Chapman loves getting insight for his work from real spies.

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