Ridley Pearson is one of America’s most prolific and best-selling crime novelists, and he’s back on my America Weekend show to talk about “The Red Room,” the third in his “Risk Agent” series. I asked him why he set it in Istanbul and how long he had to spend there to get details about the city right in his book (I was surprised at his answer). We also discussed Vince Vaughn’s interest in turning his first “Risk Agent” book into a movie, and his thoughts on the battle between Amazon and the publishing company Hachette.

Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!

Here’s the Huffington Post piece on Amazon vs. Hachette that Ridley refers to in our conversation.

Listen to my previous conversations with Ridley Pearson here.