Theoretically, River Runs Red should be on sale next week. But it's not the kind of book that goes out with an enforced street date, so in practice it could be showing up any time in the next couple of weeks. I haven't seen any copies yet (which is a little unusual; generally I get one or two "fresh off the press" copies), so I don't know for sure that it has even been printed.
But I hope it has, and that the release goes as scheduled, because otherwise I'm going to be showing up a lot of places to sign a book that isn't there.
In the meantime, since you can't read it yet, here are some words from people who have--every one of them an author for whom I have the greatest respect:
"Based on actual government programs, Jeffrey Mariotte's RIVER RUNS RED is a fascinating blend of espionage and the occult with several jaw-dropping plot twists and one of the best action sequences I've read in a long time."
--David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE and CREEPERS
"In RIVER RUNS RED, Jeff Mariotte seamlessly weaves our modern and ancient terrors into a breathless, fascinating novel of magic, murder, and friendship. Mariotte's one hell of a writer, and this is his best work yet!"
--Christopher Golden, author of THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN
"From creation to the apocalypse by way of El Paso: Jeffrey J. Mariotte lures you out onto the surface of a real world that cracks like thin ice, plunging you into the bizarre. More than anything, RIVER RUNS RED reminds me of smart, literate video games like "Fear Effect" and "Indigo Prophecy," where you start out investigating a murder and end up trying to save the universe."
--Andrew Klavan, author of EMPIRE OF LIES
"A brisk and twisting thriller that builds to an intense climax. Mariotte stirs a rich cast of characters into his wicked black kettle, dashes in some supernatural spice, and serves up a satisfying stew. Mariotte delivers once again."
--Scott Nicholson, author of THEY HUNGER
“With a cast of monsters and madmen, psychics and government spooks, ghosts and (yes) gods, RIVER RUNS RED is a thriller of apocalyptic proportions. Mariotte's latest reads like a clock-slamming game of fastblitz supernatural chess played out on a board stretching from the dungeons of Iraq to the deserts of the American Southwest. With an endgame fought on the dark rivers of the human soul, it’s a battle at once mythic and personal... and a surefire checkmate for readers everywhere.”
--Norman Partridge, author of DARK HARVEST
“Mariotte can flat out write. This is a smart, fast, terrific read. This river runs.”
--Don Winslow, author of THE WINTER OF FRANKIE MACHINE and THE DAWN PATROL
If you pre-order now from any of the spots on my tour (including, of course, Mysterious Galaxy) you can get a signed copy. And if you live near any of the spots on the tour I hope to see you there!