The big news of the day is that the website for supernatural thriller River Runs Red is up!
River Runs Red goes on sale at the end of September from Penguin/Jove. It’s a very loose follow-up to Missing White Girl, and a precursor to next year’s Cold Black Hearts, but they are linked only by their border southwest settings (MWG in Arizona, RRR in Texas, and CBH bridging them in New Mexico) and the fact that they all contain at least some thriller elements along with supernatural horror.
In River Runs Red, the thriller elements come from the world of espionage—specifically, real-life CIA psychic research programs, and the CIA agent, James Livingston Truly, who has been forced to head one such program as a kind of intra-agency punishment. Also involved are Wade Scheiner, a CNN reporter kidnapped while covering the war in Iraq, and his best friends Molly McCall, a journalist for an independent newspaper in El Paso, and Molly’s brother Byrd, dying of a rapidly evolving case of leukemia. These three experienced something terrifying in a network of caves under the Rio Grande, twenty years ago, and that something has consequences today. Finally, anthropologist Ginny Tupper is looking for clues to her father’s disappearance, in the vicinity of those same caves. What they all find there will change them all, making them combatants in a supernatural war spanning space and time.
On the website you’ll find character studies, location photos, a downloadable PDF of the first three chapters, blurbs from authors David Morrell, Christopher Golden, Don Winslow, Norman Partridge, Andrew Klavan, and Scott Nicholson, a link to buy the book, and more. As soon as my appearance schedule around the book’s release is firmed up, that’ll be up there too.
Check out the website today!
Causes Jeffrey Mariotte Supports
Nuclear Information Resource Service, Natural Resources Defense Council, Move-On.org,