Master Sergeant Roman Keane is six hours and one last salute from retirement. After twenty-three years and three combat tours with the 75th Ranger Regiment, he’s got a Silver Star, a titanium knee and a plan to see America on his Road King motorcycle. No more patrols, no more firefights. Nothing more dangerous than passing the old work van rumbling along in front of him as he rides toward Hunter-Stewart and the sunset of his career in the Army.
But just as he twists the throttle to pass, a woman’s bare foot smears a bloody print on the van’s back window. Roman turns back to help, triggering a chain of events that puts his brother Virgil and two old friends in the crosshairs of a murderer. Saving them sends Roman on a desperate ride from Savannah to DC, where he discovers that the past he has been trying to forget has not forgotten him. It’s been waiting patiently, holding his secret like a time bomb.
A super introduction to a fantastic character. Tons of excitement and plenty twists and turns. Great characters and a super ending.
What a ride!! I haven’t been this glued to a book in years and really couldn’t put it down.
“Move Over Jack Reacher! Harry Harrigan brings us an exciting new character who would be a clear match of Reacher! Great fast paced story, excitement on every page. I’m looking forward to the sequels.”
“Lots of action, interesting characters, twists of plot – all keep you turning pages until you finish . . .”
“Master Sergeant Keane is brilliant, from his choice of music to his taste in motorcycles. Great read, could not put it down. Looking forward to more from the Sergeant.”
“What a ride! I haven’t been this glued to a book in years and really couldn’t put it down. Road King, the main character in this fast moving adventure, accumulates a very likeable troupe of side-kicks to join this unfolding plot of one thing leads to another. It twists and turns just like a run on the Blue Ridge Parkway and is full of surprises at every bend in the road. I sincerely hope Harry Harrigan continues this series – I can hardly wait for the next one (after the second one that I already have on order). Read it, you’ll love it.”
“I loved this book because it grabs your attention right away! It keeps your attention till the end with action packed twists and turns. Anyone who enjoys Dean Koontz and James Patterson will love this book.”
Great series. Really love the characters in all three books I read. Am eager for more.
“Really impressed with this book! It was an exciting page turner with very descriptive scenery and detail. Characters were well formed and intriguing. Great story. I’d like to read more of Keane and Magnus, Alice, Ace and Winter Rose. Only bad thing is that there isn’t another book in the chronicles yet!”
“I was upset when the story was over. I wanted more.”
Joye A Paige
“Classic novel geared toward gear heads. The author mentions John D MacDonald and it is a favorable comparison. Clear concise prose, worth the time.”
Ted Belzer Jr
“Excellent combination of John D MacDonald for storyline and Clement Salvadori for motorcycle knowledge. Good writing. Rare combination. Feels real.”
“An exciting and fast paced book. I brought it on vacation and finished it in two days – each chapter leaves you wanting to see what happens next. Great characters, exciting plot and lots of action. Looking forward to the next installment.”
“I won this book from Goodreads Giveaways. It was quite an exciting adventure. I started it and had a hard time putting it down. The story involves a retired Army Ranger who rescues a woman from her attackers, then saves his friend from armed thugs. The plot thickens from there. I look forward to the next book Mr. Harrigan writes.”
I can’t praise this book highly enough. It’s written in the first person, and in a voice that really does sound like someone telling a story. In terms of grammar, punctuation, spelling and the like, it’s close to perfect. It deals with three of my favorite subjects: firearms, motorcycles, and the Army. And it deals with them realistically. None of the characters are superheroes, and I didn’t notice a single technical error. The story is different enough from everyday experience to be exciting, yet it never crosses the line into farce. And, unlike most modern authors, Mr. Harrigan never beomes politically correct or preachy.
The ending? A total surprise. Never came close to figuring it out.
“Now Blue Ridge Run is what I call a great book! I’ve read many books but very few of such outstanding caliber. The content is remarkable, the characters draw you in and a surprise ending to boot. Looking forward to the next book in the series. Bravo Harry, Bravo!”
“If you’ve ever wished for more Travis McGee, only updated and more intense, your wish has come true . . .”
“If you’ve ever wished for more Travis McGee, only updated and more intense, your wish has come t“The story grabs you and doesn’t let go. The descriptions of the people and places make you feel like you’re right there with them and I love the characters, especially Winter Rose. Whether you’re into motorcycles or not, this story will take you for a ride.”rue . . .”
“I received a copy of The Road King Chronicles Blue Ridge Run by Harry Harrigan in a giveaway in exchange for an unbiased review. When I began this story I thought this would be another over the top army hero who gets into trouble and solves his problems with his fists and guns and who gets the girl. Instead I got an interesting story about a retired army ranger named Roman Keeane who gets caught up in a series of events. The characters have depth and the story is interesting and fast paced. I was reminded of Jack Reacher and Lucas Davenport. I really enjoyed this book and would like to see more in this series. Harry Harrigan has put together a good read and I recommend this book to fans of adventure stories.”
“I won this book through Giveaways and I am so happy that I did! This is the first book in the Road King Chronicles and I hope there will be more to follow. Roman Keane is a fantastic main character, and once I started reading the book, I was hooked. I’m looking forward to many more from Mr. Harrigan!”