I am so pleased to be with you today, Annette. Thank you for helping spread the word about The Last Drive. It is so nice to be here in your home state of Michigan again. I was born and raised in the Detroit area, and it is always nice to come back for a visit. A return visit to my boyhood state reminds me of one of the more unusual things in my book. In my version of eternal life when a person dies, the soul is allowed to select where they want to spend eternity. Part of the story is spent visiting places to see if they would be a good fit. The other part is having to put up with the Devil who is not inclined to make eternal life all it could be.
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.
The soldier looks from the map to James. “What’re you doing here?”
“Um. We’re trying to get to the aerodrome and thought maybe we could hitch a ride on an ambulance.”
“Like hell. You want to get shot for desertion?”
“Oh. No. Why would I want that?”
“That should be, ‘Why would I want that,’ Sir.”
“Excuse me? Why, Sir?”
“I happen to be the officer in charge here, and you need to get up on that trench. Hear those eighty-eights? We’re giving the Krauts hell before we move out. We’re about to go over the top. If I hear any more talk about bugging out to an aerodrome, I’ll shoot you myself. Am I clear?”
“Yes, Sir, but let me explain.”
“There’s nothing to explain except why is this woman with you?”
“Um, she’s an ambulance driver. The Germans captured us, and we escaped.”
“No one told me.”
“They probably forgot in all the action.”
“All right. Accept my apology. Where’s your unit?”
“The third infantry division, Sir. I have no idea where they are.”
The Officer studies his map. “According to the last information I have, they’re about three or four miles from here. Go a little farther down the trench, and you’ll come to a place with a red cross on it. Just tell them Lieutenant Girard said to get you on a truck or ambulance to the Third Division.”
“We appreciate it, Sir.” James takes Sam’s hand, and they take a step down the trench.
Lieutenant Girard calls after them, “Let the Colonel at third know we could use some reinforcements here.” James waves his understanding. Sam pulls him to a stop in front of the red-cross tent. The whole trench shakes with the continued blasting of the artillery. James and Sam hang on to each other to keep from falling. Once the guns fall silent, they duck their heads and go inside. Again, they must let their eyes get used to the dim light. Once accustomed, James can see what looks like a clinic. Against the sandbagged walls stand wooden shelves with medicines and bandages, which look like they’ve been tossed. A few odd instruments lie among the
dressings as well.
“Can I help you?” The voice comes out of nowhere, causing Sam and James to jump. Sam holds on to James and answers, “We need a ride to the Third Division.”
A tall sergeant comes out of the back. “On whose say-so?”
Sam says, “Lieutenant Girard.”
“Yeah, okay. We’re loading one now. You particular about riding with dead people?”
Sam makes a face. “Not my favorite thing, but if that’s all you have.”
The sergeant waves a clipboard. “I think that’ll be it for today.”
James raises his hand. “We’ll take the lift.”
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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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