Sunday, August 6, 2023

Crossover of the Week

February-Early September 2021 


Joe Ledger visits two older men who knew his father, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, as well as another of the elder Ledger’s acquaintances, Dr. Jean McGee-Thompson, a veterinarian who does “private salvage work on the side,” and lives aboard a boathouse in Fort Lauderdale. Joe’s grandfather was a close friend of Jean’s father. Seal Team 666, Chess Team, and SIGMA Force are mentioned. 

Novel by Jonathan Maberry, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2021. Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are from Joe R. Lansdale’s Hap and Leonard books. Dr. Jean McGee-Thompson is meant to be Jean Killian, Travis McGee’s illegitimate daughter from John D. MacDonald’s The Lonely Silver Rain. Jean, who was born in 1968, is fifty-three here, so the year must be 2021. Jean appears in Lori Stone’s The Black Squall, set in 1997, as Jean Pearson, a young widow avenging the death of her father and his best friend Ludwig Meyer. According to Ledger, Jean’s husband was murdered twelve years earlier by his business partner, whom she killed in return. At some point between 1997 and 2009, Jean must have remarried to a man named Thompson. She evidently had terrible luck when it came to her husbands’ mortality. Seal Team 666 is from Weston Ochse’s novels. Chess Team is from Jeremy Robinson’s book series. The SIGMA Force series is authored by James Rollins. 

This crossover writeup is one of hundreds included in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, to be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

As you may have guessed, I am back from my annual pilgrimage to FarmerCon, and will be resuming my daily crossover posts! I had a great time hanging out with Win, Michael Croteau, Paul Spiteri, and lots more of our friends. I attended some great panels, had some quality meals, and bought lots of books, including at least two works that will be in the new volume. It was a magical four-day event, and I am eagerly awaiting next year's convention!

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering why you were not posting. I did not realize it was time for Farmercon. Glad you are back.

    It's really cool that Joe Ledger met Hap and Leonard. I figured most of Joe Lansdale's work is in because of his Jonah Hex series happens in the same fictional part of Texas as most of his novels.