Source: The X-Files Lexicon | Posted By: Dan Geer
Writer/Producer Howard Gordon, best known for his work on such hit TV series as 24 and The X-Files, has recently released a new thriller in the form of a novel called Gideon’s War!
In the first fiction novel ever written by Gordon, international peacemaker Gideon Davis finds himself in a bit of a fix when he is given just one day to bring his rogue brother to justice in order to stop a vast global conspiracy, which may force him to start a war in order to maintain peace.
Matt Allair from The X-Files Lexicon recently conducted a great interview with Gordon about his new book. You can watch the trailer for the novel as well as read an excerpt from Allair’s interview with Gordon after the jump!
Excerpt from the interview:
Matt: In your new novel, the character, Gideon Davis is a pacifist negotiator who has to take a stand against his brother, Tillman, a rouge Special Forces agent who’s taken an oil rig hostage. How much of this novel was a reaction to the kind of work you have been doing with 24?
Howard: It was a reaction in a positive way. On one hand, I’ve become so well versed as a fan [of] thrillers, that when I thought about writing a novel, that was the first thing that came to mind. I guess, in some ways, that’s where I’ve built up those muscles. It felt very natural for me to do a story like that, but I also wanted to be careful not to just create a character who was a proxy for Jack Bauer. I really felt that I had to find a character [that] could define itself differently. One of the stock characters, Jack shares some more characteristics in a more similar drive, and a similar point of view to some other characters that have been really well defined—[character] **Scott Harvath, [author] *Brad Thor–and so I really want to strike out some new territory, and in some ways test the better angel or the optimist in me, with the realist I sometimes aspire to become. I found with the two brothers, to take those two points of view and to hash it out basically.