There are not too many authors lately who have me immediately snatching up any new releases (unlike when Ludlum and Clancey were putting them out---I also got a kick out of Tannenbaum's series about that odd couple, Karp and Ciampi).
I recently happened upon a series that has me puchasing back copies. It's not so much that the story lines are all that great or varied, but it's that the star character is so interesting.
He has a combination of the deductive powers of a Sherlock Holmes, the fighting skills of a Chuck Norris (only American style brawling) with fights described in detail involving probablilites and powers of observation, a detailed knowledge of all military weaponry, and oh-by-the-way is a world class sniper.
Quite a character!
Anyone know who I'm talking about?