Isle of Capri
Research doesn't have to be dull, especially when you're writing a book about a black market arms dealer. "I wanted to live the life my characters were living, so I rented a yacht and sailed from Naples to Capri before taking a helicopter back," says Thor, who set his novel 'Path of the Assassin' partially on the famed Italian island. "Got to write the whole thing off as research on my taxes," he says. "Thanks, I.R.S..."