I've been asked why I chose New Mexico as the setting for Argent Glass. One look at the rich landscape and it's not hard to imagine a secret research facility tucked away between remote mountains. With a wide array of gorgeous flora and interesting fauna, it was the perfect backdrop for my characters, especially Pierce, a former soldier in the US military, now pulling guard duty at this facility in the desert, and Quan, a science geek who loves learning about the intricacies of the environment he lives in.
Check out the beautiful aerial photography in Oblique Views: Aerial Photography and Southwest Archaeology by Maxine McBrinn and Charles Lindbergh and published by Museum of New Mexico Press. It provides a wonderful perspective of the Southwest where I decided to cast as the setting of my novel.