Actually, Sam Cabot hit “send.” BLOOD OF THE LAMB was due on Jan. 1, and on Jan. 1, after I tucked my visitor onto the evening train bound for Newark airport, in it went. 106,850 words, for those of you who’re counting. Nine point of view characters. Seven churches, innumerable cappuccinos, macchiatos, and espressos, and the odd pastry. In the book, I mean. What Carlos and I devoured in the writing and the research doesn’t bear thinking about. Now we re-read for continuity, character development, and bad grammar, while our editor reads to make sure she really wants to publish this book. After which she sends us a long letter about continuity, character development, and bad grammar. Woo-hoo!