Edward travels to two continents in Map Plot. The authors visited Munich to research the beer hall scene, which plays a big role in the climactic chapters of Map Plot. Indeed, this is where Hitler got his start. They ate dinner at the Hofbrauhaus at the center of everything and took copious notes about Dora’s plan to wrest a secret map from Hitler to win the day. You will find their photos below. See the stunning photos taken from the rooftop of the Mandarin Oriental right next door to the Hofbrauhaus. They showcase Munich at sunset right in the area where the story took place.

They also visited the Bishop’s Lodge outside Santa Fe, New Mexico on still another trip to make sure that they had the scene that occurs in a cabin in the woods near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains just right.