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The new one's going to be about tornadoes in the midwest in the 19th and early 20th centuries, climaxing with a reconstruction of the Tri-State Tornado of 1925, the largest and most violent tornado in recorded history. Working title: "The Finger of God: The Great Tornado of the American Heartland."
His first, Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild, comes out October 26. Review copies are due any minute now—I can't wait.
Lee says, "Pub date in 2012, shortly before the Mayan calendar predicts doomsday, so I'm planning to have blown all the advance money by then."