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KING OF THE HOBOS
by Jeff Dennis
Yes, it's true . . . After a long wait, it's finally here, thundering down the tracks like a runaway locomotive. KING OF THE HOBOS, the new off-the-rails thriller from Jeff Dennis has finally arrived. America has suffered another Wall Street Crash, which plunges the country into a second Great Depression. The land has turned hostile, a kind of rough-and-tumble Road Warrior state where hobos ride the rails in search of food and shelter, and where outlaw predators seek their prey. Very dark noir suspense. All aboard for a most harrowing ride!
KING OF THE HOBOS and other selected Nightbird titles are available at the following fine independent bookstores:
Eagle Eye Bookshop. . . Decatur, GA
FoxTale Book Shoppe. . . Woodstock, GA
Book Carnival . . . Orange, CA
Brookline Booksmith . . . Brookline, MA
The Mysterious Bookshop . . . New York, NY
Leather Stalking Books. . . Cooperstown, NY
Page After Page Bookstore. . . Elizabeth City, NC
Signed copies are available on Amazon at: Purchase Hobos
Visit the author at: Jeff Dennis Amazon Page
A devastating Wall Street Crash has plunged the U.S. into a second Great Depression. The unemployment rate hovers near 40%. Millions are homeless, roaming the country in search of food and work and two pennies to rub together. Vagabonds ride freight trains. Hobo camps have popped up everywhere. The American landscape is dangerous, teeming with violent predators. Only the strongest and most fearless survive in this Mad Max milieu where everything, including human life, is up for grabs.
Masquerading as a hobo, Derek Parnell—newly wealthy thanks to an anonymous benefactor—rides the rails through the vast Southwest in search of his wife’s and daughter’s murderer. He’s also looking for his mysterious financier—a man known to him only as Croesus—and the reasons behind the man’s inexplicable financial gift. Parnell’s journey takes him from a gypsy fortuneteller in Sedona to a meeting with a strange operative named Thor at the Mesa Verde Ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings. Further clues lead Parnell to a connected high-roller in Las Vegas and a fringe anti-government paramilitary group, The Liberty Dogs, in the remote wilderness of the Rocky Mountains.
Within the hobo community, Derek Parnell is known as “King Midas,” the legend with the golden touch, a man most generous with his money. But to his enemies Parnell is “The Man with Tombstone Eyes,” a ruthless vigilante—judge, jury, and executioner. His mindset? “Karma determines who gets to live or die, and sometimes karma has to be helped along a little.” On his search for elusive truths, Derek Parnell leaves a path of death and destruction in his wake. And what he discovers is startling and life-changing.
“A millionaire superhero. Derek Parnell can outfight you and out-think you. He's equally at home in a boardroom or a hobo camp. And he's on our side! A fun read about a fantasy crusader in a very real world. Great character for a series: a millionaire riding the rails, paying cash to stay anonymous, spouting libertarian ideals and hunting criminals … it’s a great hook.”
— Heywood Gould ... Bestselling author of Fort Apache The Bronx,
Cocktail, and The Serial Killer's Daughter