I greatly admire your writing, especially the Robicheaux series. Dave and Clete are such well developed, unique, and ultimately complicated, yet sympathetic characters. I was hooked on the series after the first read. The first time I was similarly drawn to a series character was when I read a John D.Macdonald novel featuring Travis McGee and his sidekick Meyer. Alot of similarities in the philosophies of Robicheaux and McGee. Have you read any of the McGee novels and, if so, do you feel you were influenced by them ?