The Red Empire and Other Stories

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EIGHT TALES OF TERROR AND SUSPENSE FROM MASTER STORYTELLER JOE McKINNEY.

The Red Empire is the Army’s secret weapon against insurgents the world over. A gigantic colony of inch long, super-intelligent fire ants, The Red Empire is capable of fighting any enemy, no matter where they’re hiding. But when the military transport tasked with delivering this weapon washes out in a flash flood along the Texas-Mexico border, and the ants are loosed upon ...

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Overview

EIGHT TALES OF TERROR AND SUSPENSE FROM MASTER STORYTELLER JOE McKINNEY.

The Red Empire is the Army’s secret weapon against insurgents the world over. A gigantic colony of inch long, super-intelligent fire ants, The Red Empire is capable of fighting any enemy, no matter where they’re hiding. But when the military transport tasked with delivering this weapon washes out in a flash flood along the Texas-Mexico border, and the ants are loosed upon the countryside, no one is safe…

Included in this collection are seven additional tales of murder and injustice, things criminal and darkly supernatural. McKinney takes us from the ghostly sorrow of a grieving parent to the depths of a Lovecraftian nightmare, from a sanity-destroying discovery by one of America’s greatest writers to a love lost that won’t let go until a man is driven over the edge. Tales of horror and human depravity you won’t dare miss!

“Joe McKinney has been my favorite horror writer since he first broke on the scene. Each story in The Red Empire is a dangerous gem of a tale. Here is the most original voice of modern horror.”

—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times Bestselling Author of Assassin’s Code and Dead of Night

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984751907
  • Publisher: Redrum Horror
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe McKinney is the San Antonio-based author of several horror, crime and science fiction novels. His longer works include the four part Dead World series, made up of Dead City, Apocalypse of the Dead, Flesh Eaters and The Zombie King; the science fiction disaster tale, Quarantined, which was nominated for the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in a novel, 2009; and the crime novel, Dodging Bullets. His short stories and novellas have been published in more than thirty publications and anthologies.

In his day job, Joe McKinney is a sergeant with the San Antonio Police Department, where he helps to run the city’s 911 Dispatch Center. Before promoting to sergeant, Joe worked as a homicide detective and as a disaster mitigation specialist. Many of his stories, regardless of genre, feature a strong police procedural element based on his fifteen years of law enforcement experience.
A regular guest at regional writing conventions, Joe currently lives and works in a small town north of San Antonio with his wife and children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Highly Recommend.

    Read this book and you'll want to buy more McKinney!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    First review?! Cmon people pick this up!

    Joe mcckinney an ex cop is among one of the best in the line of new horror authors such as brian keen jonathan maberry joe hill and jeremy bishop. Scary suspenseful and gory in all the right places this collection is very good. If you like this than you should check out mckinneys othr books especially flesh eaters.

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