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Excellent new review of my novel WHITE KNUCKLE by John Harrison.

Friday, December 9th, 2016

“I have to admit that I don’t read a lot of new fiction these days. Non-fiction (mostly true crime and music and movie bios) provide the bulk of my printed nourishment, along with a plethora of magazines and the odd comic book of course (online blogs and articles can be great and rewarding, but I still love the process of going to a newsstand and picking out a stack of public transport reading for the week). When I do decide to read fiction, I usually scan through my library or the shelves of a second-hand bookstore and pick out a thin old vintage horror or crime paperback, or film tie-in novelization, to keep me occupied for a weekend.
Having said that, I ordered a copy of Eric Red’s White Knuckle from Amazon after reading a few rave notices from people whose opinions I usually respect and find reliable, and after diving just a few pages into the book I had become seduced and lost within its pages. White Knuckle is a gripping thriller about a prolific, truck driving serial killer who has spent over forty years criss-crossing the United States, abducting his victims and keeping them bound, helpless and terrified within a secret steel chamber installed underneath his big rig. A young, novice female FBI agent teams up with a seasoned, ex-con trucker to cruise the interstates in the hope of finding the maniac who has been leaving bodies all across the country. It quickly turns into a personal game of cat and mouse for both agent and killer, with each of them seemingly gaining the upper hand in turn, until the story reaches its frenzied climax.
Fast-paced, violent and gruesome, but with a true sense of character and a remarkable detail for life on the open road, White Knuckle is a cracking good read, with a few moments of genuine tension that help the book live up to its title (White Knuckle is the CB handle for the killer). The book has a real cinematic feel to it, not surprising as author Red has penned a number of excellent screenplays over the years, including The Hitcher (1986), Near Dark (1987), Blue Steel (1990) and Body Parts (1991, which he also directed).
I had a few minor quibbles with the story, mostly some moments of convenience and the odd detour into territory that seemed a bit far-fetched and over-the-top compared to what the bulk of the book delivers, but they did nothing to diminish my enjoyment of White Knuckle. Highly recommended if you feel like reading a gritty, pulpy thriller that contains elements of movies like Duel (1971), Breakdown (1997), Silence of the Lambs (1991) andThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), yet combines them into something wholly of its own. I’ll definitely be checking out more of Eric Red’s horror fiction in the near future.” –John Harrison.
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My novels WHITE KNUCKLE and IT WAITS BELOW have a new home and publisher with Crossroad Press in January 2017.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Both books will be released in brand new editions.

Striking artwork by Bryan Yentz inspired by my upcoming novel, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The werewolf western sequel to THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE is coming soon in hardcover, paperback and digital editions from SST Publications and editor Paul Fry.

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Terrific review of my road thriller novel, WHITE KNUCKLE, from Shock ‘Till You Drop.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

“It’s a blistering, breathless page turner, hard-boiled, brutally violent and yet totally character driven. A mean, smart and often harrowing gasoline-soaked work…We cannot recommend this one enough and we’re very pleased to be living in a world where Red continues to spin his (Jack the) ripping yarns.” – Chris Alexander.

Read the full review at : http://bit.ly/2aeM8yT

WHITE KNUCKLE is available in trade paperback and digital editions in bookstores, from Samhain Publishing, or on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1STW9jo

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BAD MOON Blu Ray signing event at Dark Delicacies bookstore in Burbank on Tuesday July 19th at 7:00 PM.

Friday, July 15th, 2016

I’ll be doing a BAD MOON Blu Ray signing with star Michael Pare, special makeup effects designer Steve Johnson, and composer Daniel Licht at Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank this Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00 PM.

The address is 3512 W Magnolia Blvd. Burbank CA 91505.  Stop by and visit.

Thanks, as always, to Del and Sue Howison!

My latest novel WHITE KNUCKLE is a road thriller about truckers, so here’s a list of my top five truck movies on FlickAttack.

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Guest List: Eric Red’s Top 5 Truck Movies

Eric Red, author of the new truck-thriller novel White Knuckle , has written such vehicular-minded movies as Near Dark The Hitcher and Cohen and Tate (the last of which he also directed). Now he takes the wheel of Flick Attack’s first-ever Guest List!

Big rigs, the tractor-trailer 18-wheelers we see rolling along the American highways, belong in movies. There’s something bigger-than-life about the huge, rumbling, mythic diesels driven by those modern day cowboys, The Men Behind the Wheel. It was a lifelong fascination with these giant trucks and the colorful world of truckers that inspired my new high-octane thriller novel, White Knuckle, a mystery tale about an FBI agent on a cross-country hunt for a prolific serial killer/interstate truck driver. It’s surprising more films aren’t made about the epic world of the long hauler, but several truck movies have delivered on the exciting cinematic dimensions of big rigs. Here are my personal top-five favorites:

1. Duel (1971)

The mac daddy of all truck movies. A businessman four-wheeler overtakes a big rig on the highway in his car and, for the rest of the film, the menacing truck tries to kill him. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this ultimate present-tense thriller has no subplot, has no character backstory and we never even really see the truck driver. It’s a pure linear exercise in vehicular cat-and-mouse ratcheting suspense, with the scariest tractor-trailer 18-wheeler in movies — more animal than machine.

2. The Wages of Fear (1953)

The genius of this French thriller, about four truckers in South America on a suicide mission driving two truckloads of volatile explosive nitroglycerin through the jungle, is that it’s a vehicular action movie that moves at 5 mph. That’s about as fast as the heroes drive, because one bump and they get blown up. Honorable mention to William Friedkin’s Sorcerer, the 1977 muscular Hollywood remake, with its astonishing sequence of a nitro truck crossing a collapsing rope bridge during a hurricane rainstorm.

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I’m honored that all of my novels are now in the Nashville Public Library.

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

My books DON’T STAND SO CLOSE, THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE, IT WAITS BELOW, and WHITE KNUCKLE are on the library shelves in Tennessee.

The address is 219 E Elm St, Nashville, IL 62263

Enter Goodreads book giveaway to win a signed copy of my novel, IT WAITS BELOW.

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Three signed trade paperback copies are being given away.  Contest ends July 16th.  Entry is free, just go to the Goodreads link at: http://bit.ly/1SanIB2

“It waits no more! In the 1800s, an asteroid carrying an extraterrestrial life form crashed to earth and sunk a Spanish treasure ship.  Now, a trio of salvage experts dives a three-man sub to the deepest part of the ocean to recover the sunken gold.  There, they confront a nightmarish alien organism beyond comprehension, which has waited for over a century to get to the surface.  It finally has its chance.  As their support ship on the surface is ambushed by deadly modern-day pirates, the crew of the stranded sub battles for their very lives against a monster no one on Earth has seen before.”

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All of my novels are on the shelves at Valley Bookstore‬ in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

The  best bookstore in Wyoming.

Valley Bookstore
125 N. Cache
Jackson Wyoming 83001
307) 733-4533

www.valleybookstore.com

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Enter Goodreads book giveaway to win a signed copy of my novel, WHITE KNUCKLE.

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Three signed trade paperback copies are being given away.  Contest ends June 23rd.  Entry is free, just go to the Goodreads link at: http://bit.ly/1OoCXv7

“There’s a killer on the road… He’s a big rig truck driver who goes by the CB handle White Knuckle, and he’s Jack the Ripper on eighteen wheels. For thirty years he has murdered hundreds of women in unimaginable ways, imprisoning them in a secret compartment in his truck, abducting them in one state and dumping their dead bodies across the country. Dedicated FBI agent Sharon Ormsby is on a mission to hunt down and stop White Knuckle. She goes undercover as a truck driver with a helpful long hauler named Rudy in a cross-country pursuit that will ultimately bring her face-to-face with White Knuckle in a pedal-to-the-metal, high-octane climax on a highway to Hell.”

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