Why Jesse Stern is my writing hero

(ETA: For NCIS fans who missed Season 8’s Enemies Foreign/Enemies Domestic two-parter, beware of spoilers) Wow. Last night’s NCIS ep still has me speechless. Jesse Stern is the master. He took loose ends that have been dangling for years in a bunch of different storylines and wrapped them all up in one package that was so well-crafted it seemed inevitable. Several years ago, while I was working on my failed mystery novel, a friend and I got into a discussion and he proclaimed that he never read fiction because “you get to the end and they make it all up.” …

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