Hemingway spent years in Spain during the revolution before writing For Whom the Bell Tolls. Fleming went through and deep into every place James Bond worked. The American Southwest is the setting for Gray Gold and its likely sequels.
A trip through New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California was essential to this author before trying to bring alive breathing characters in those challenging deserts and bountiful orchards.
A sharp eyed reader will recognize the arrangement of this shot from the real Fort Selden, in Radium Springs, New Mexico.
The ship yards of San Diego are likely to turn up in print also.
One certain thing is that Nick Guyon spends a lot of time on the open road.