It’s Friday – woohoo! Everyone deserves a treat on Fridays, and today I’ve got one for you. John W. Howell, author, tour guide, and pet lover, is here with his new release, The Last Drive. I loved the blend of genres with the first book in this series, Eternal Road: the final stop, so I was thrilled when I learned he was writing a sequel. Now I’ll let John take it away!
I am so pleased to be with you today, Teri. I want to thank you for helping spread the word about The Last Drive. Each year you host the best Halloween feature, Bad Moon Rising. It always impresses me that you have all those talented authors visit throughout the month of October. It is also entertaining reading the answers to your questions and I always learn a little more about your guests. Most of your authors write in the horror genre and I’m sure they would appreciate the kind of horror that Lucifer can conjure up in my book.
Here is the blurb and then we can get to a short excerpt from the book.
In the sequel to Eternal Road – The final stop, Sam and James are reunited to look for two souls, Ryan and Eddie. Ryan was killed in Afghanistan, trying to avoid a schoolyard with his crippled plane. Eddie Rickenbacker, Ryan’s hero, is to guide Ryan to his Eternal Home, and now both are missing.
The higher-ups believe that there has been some interference in Ryan and Eddie’s journey by Lucifer, so Sam and James have the task of finding Ryan and Eddie to get them back on the road despite the evil interference. Unfortunately, the machinations designed to prevent Ryan and Eddy from completing their journey takes the pair to horrifying testing grounds. The places visited represent the best work of the Devil. They are the trenches of World War I in France, gladiators at the Roman Coliseum, the sinking Titanic in 1912, Hiroshima 45 minutes before the bomb, and the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943.
This book is for you if you like plenty of action, strong characters, time travel, and a touch of spiritual and historical fiction. So, join Sam and James as they try to find the missing souls while staying one step ahead of the Prince of Darkness, who is determined to destroy all that is good.
“We head down that tunnel there and see what’s going on. Before that, though, you better get us back on time, or we’ll be invisible.”
James stops. “Let’s think about this for a minute. If we’re invisible, we can come and go as we please.”
Sam nods. “Yes, but we won’t be able to interact with Eddie or Ryan.”
“I guess so. Okay, take my hand again. I’ll get us back at the current time.”
“Hey, watch it.” Sam and James appear right in front of a guy carrying a few drinks.
“My gosh. Sorry. We weren’t watching where we were going.” The man looks at Sam and James and continues on his way.
Sam watches the guy go down the hallway. “That could have been embarrassing.”
“Tell me. It would have been worse if we’d spilled those drinks. We’d be having a way different conversation with that guy right now.”
Sam points. “Let’s get to some seats.” James follows Sam into the tunnel. Right away, they spot a couple of seats almost at ground level and claim them. “I hope these don’t belong to anyone.”
James shields his eyes as he scans the field of play. “Check the field. Green Bay has the ball. I wish we had some binoculars. We’re quite far from the action.”
Sam puts her hand on James’s shoulder. “Well, do they have the ball?”
“Yes. You can’t mistake that green G on the helmet. For definite, they have the ball.”
“Is Ryan playing quarterback?”
James shakes his head. “I can’t be sure. All they have are numbers on the jerseys. No names.”
“Well, that’s handy. Who’s the regular quarterback?”
“Do we know his number?”
“I don’t have a program. Maybe I can go out and buy one.”
“You have money?”
“Shoot. I forgot. In Heaven, we have no beer.”
“It’s a song. What I mean is, we have no money.”
A guy behind Sam taps her on the shoulder. Sam turns around, and the man apologizes. “I couldn’t help but overhear. Bart Starr is number fifteen, and he’s not playing right now. Lombardi put in a guy named Bratkowski. I guess he’s giving Starr a rest.”
A Link to the Trailer
You Tube https://youtu.be/HEUninXiibI
The Last Drive is available in paper and Kindle editions on Amazon. Here are the universal links. The Kindle edition is on sale for 99¢ through mid-February.
John is an award-winning author who after an extensive business career began writing full time in 2012. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories. He has written Six other books that are on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.
John lives in Lakeway, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.
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Eternal Road Buy links
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