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About the Author

Simon Wood is an ex-racecar driver, a licensed pilot and an occasional private investigator. He shares his world with his American wife, Julie. A longhaired dachshund and five cats dominate their lives. He's had over 150 stories and articles published. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines anthologies, such as Seattle Noir, Thriller 2 and Woman's World. He's a frequent contributor to Writer's Digest. He's the Anthony Award winning author of Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper and We All Fall Down. As Simon Janus, he's the author of The Scrubs and Road Rash. His latest thriller, Terminated, is out in mass paperback with a new short story collection, Asking for Trouble, out later in the year. Curious people can learn more at simonwood.net.

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  • File Size: 2866 KB
  • Print Length: 77 pages
  • Publisher: Dead Wood Books (January 13, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003DZ1EU4
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,157 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By T.T. Zuma on December 2, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
No way any kind of salve or ointment is going to take the sting out of Simon Wood's "Road Rash"! It's about a thief who's running away from a crime he's committed and comes across an accident on the highway. Needing a getaway car, he runs over to the accident and what he finds inside the car is a man who's covered in sore's from some type of disease. Desperately needing a getaway car, he gets inside it despite all of the blood everywhere. And while he's getting in, the man touches him. This sets off a chain of events that is not only gruesome, but an exciting and fun read.

If you think this is a simple retelling of Stephen King's "The Lonesome Death Of Jody Verrill", you'll have to guess again, Road Rash is much better and the extended ending is not only unexpected, but is way cool. If you enjoyed Wood's "The Scrubs", you are going to love "Road Rash".
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nathan Henrion on March 30, 2010
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Great story. Well worth the 99 cents. Simon is great at pacing and suspense, and this little tale will keep you glued to the page til the end.

*Spoiler Warning?*
I'm reserving the 5th star because I think this could have been developed into a longer piece. The reversal of the main character was quick and sudden. It would have been cool to delve deeper into his soul searching. But that is just a matter of taste.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By LeJeune on June 3, 2010
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I grew up watching Alfred Hitchcock and Twilight Zone. I love short stories with a twist and a kick. Alfred said, Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Road Rash will give you pleasure all the way to the end. Simon can create tension and suspense. You hate Straley and then you feel sorry for him! This is a page turner and would have been a hit on the Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
I could not turn off the Kindle until I finished Road Rash...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victorya on May 16, 2011
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James Straley is on the run after a bank robbery gone bad. His car breaks down. He comes across an accident scene and take off with one of the cars, leaving the driver to die. He then suddenly develops bad mysterious rashes that no medicine can help.
This is a short and easy read. The story is interesting enough. The rash is quite horrible. I like Janus's style (very much like Joe Hill). Straley is likeable even though he is an admitted criminal and a bad man. He is funny. Everybody in the book (Straley, the doctor, the pharmacist, Bulldog) is intelligent,i.e., they don't act like idiots. That's a big plus. You don't read and wonder why people act like idiots.

The last quarter after he tries to do that last thing and fails is very slow and the ending is abrupt.

**SPOILER** That shaking hands with Kelso is totally predictable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Marbach VINE VOICE on October 4, 2013
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James Straley is a man on the run. Having just come from a botched bank robbery that left two men in his "crew" dead- he is in need of wheels badly when he comes across a gruesome accident scene. Doing the unthinkable, Straley takes one of the cars from the scene- leaving the obviously very injured driver for dead on a mission to get himself and his coveted loot out of state. However, he doesn't even make it out of state when he learns that the driver wasn't injured he was infected and now James seems to have contracted whatever "monkey pox" the driver of the Caprice had and is now on a mission to cure himself of it.

I LOVED this book, despite it being somewhat short. It was quick moving and intriguing and I was able to devour it in one sitting. The vivid descriptions are just enough to give your imagination something to run wild with without giving readers too much information. The abrupt ending was a bit of a surprise to me- but I also loved it's somewhat cliffhanging denouement. With it, author Janus (Wood), leaves us just enough information to let our imaginations run wild with the possibility of what may have happened next. Sometimes, especially with the horror genre, I find it isn't what is in the book that is as horrifying and what lies in the reader's imagination and interpretation of the story. I dare you to give it a go!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancy L. Silk, Author/Reviewer on March 28, 2015
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This is a short tale of horror, it reminds me of stories one could listen to on radio years ago at night which could chill your bones. Robbing a bank is never easy, especially when silent alarms are used. James Straley had about $400 grand, but he's lost his crew... except for one, who tried to steal the money from him. Well, a shot to Kelso's head stopped him. His car dies on a back country road. As he walks along with the duffle bag heavy on his back, he comes across an accident that has just happened. Both drivers appear dead, but one car is usable. The body in the Caprice is covered in blood and gruesome looking. His skin appears to have been melted off his face. James carefully drags Caprice man out of the car and rolls him into the roadside ditch. But as James stumbles and falls onto the body, the man grabs his wrist, and is still breathing. James leaves him there, thinking he won't last for long. He wipes the blood and tissue out of the driver's seat the best he can and heads toward Oregon. At a rest stop he cleans up a bit, travels to the next town, buys some clothes and a '92 Honda Civic with his cash. He returns to the Caprice and sets it on fire. Now, James' hand is burning, and not from the burning Caprice. The man must have been contagious and James hopes to make it to Oregon where he can get medical care...with no questions asked. This is a spooky story, and I'd love to hear the audio book version...it is a haunting tale one will not forget. It's well written as all of Simon Wood's books are. Simon originally wrote this story using the name, Simon Janus.
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