Eight Cylinders by Jason Parent (paperback)
“Set in the mountainous desert just outside Sin City, Jason Parent’s EIGHT CYLINDERS is a wild mix of Fury Road, Dante’s Inferno, and Lovecraftian horror. Whip-fast and oozing darkness ‒ monster lovers won’t be able to resist this slick little read.”—Lee Murray, award-winning author of INTO THE MIST
Sebastian “Seb” McAlister has run out of luck in Vegas. Cornered by a trigger-happy gang and shot through the stomach, he makes a desperate escape in his supercharged Hellcat. Fate guides Seb safely out of Sin City and into the desert, but as his wheels fade into the horizon, he fades into darkness.
He awakes among a tiny community in the middle of nowhere. A mountain range circles the hodgepodge of shacks like prison walls looming high. And the warden that resides in those mountains is big, ugly, and deadly—a creature straight out of a Lovecraftian nightmare.
If Seb hopes to escape that wayward way station, he’ll need enough cunning to outwit a force beyond comprehension… and a fast car. With a little luck and a ragtag group of would-be monster mashers racing alongside him, Seb just might have a shot of making it through the mountains alive.
“In Eight Cylinders, Jason Parent serves up memorable characters, fast-paced action, and monstrous terrors. It’s hard-boiled, high-octane horror that rips the reader along while delivering genuine chills on a road to redemption paved with death and danger.” –James Chambers, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of On the Night Border.