David Morrell: First Blood

05.25.2022 - By Danger Close with Jack Carr

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Today’s guest is literary legend and icon David Morrell.  

On May 25, 1972, he introduced the world to Rambo with the publication of his debut thriller, First Blood. Over the past 50 years it has never been out of print.  

He went on to write dozens of novels including The Brotherhood of the Rose, The Fraternity of the Stone, The League of Night and Fog, Testament, Blood Oath, Last Reveille, The Totem, The Fifth Profession, Assumed Identity, Burnt Sienna, Creepers, Scavenger, Murder as a Fine Art, The Opium Eater, Inspector of the Dead, Ruler of the Night, and scores of others.  

He captures and passes along advice from his decades of writing experience in The Successful Novelist.

David has also contributed to the world of Marvel comics having written for the Captain America, Spider-Man and Wolverine franchises.

While immersing himself in research for his novels he has learned to fly, been trained in firearms, hostage negotiation, assuming identities, executive protection, defensive/offensive driving, wilderness survival, and corporate security. He is an honorary lifetime member of the Special Operations Association and the Association of Intelligence Officers. 

You can learn about David Morrell and his work at davidmorrell.net and you can follow him on Twitter @_DavidMorrell. 

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