Monday Movie Quote: JD Rhodes w/ RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.

Indiana (Harrison Ford): Meet me at Omar’s. Be ready for me. I’m going after that truck.
Sallah (John Rhys-Davies):
Indiana: I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go.

In the late 70’s and early 80’s Harrison Ford played the two roles that defined for me what it meant to be cool. Those were, of course, Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Both were the perfectly crafted reluctant heroes: guys who never asked to face mortal peril, but who always managed to come up, on the fly, with the perfect plan (and the perfect wisecrack) when mortal peril found them.

I like to put at least a little Han or Indy in all my protagonists.


JD Rhoades is the author of STORM SURGE (for Kindle, Nook, and other e-book formats), as well as the novels BREAKING COVER and the Jack Keller series: THE DEVIL’S RIGHT HAND, GOOD DAY IN HELL, and SAFE AND SOUND. He lives, writes, and practices law in Carthage, North Carolina.