Bonnie and Clyde—Saving democracy, one bank robbery at a time
What if Bonnie and Clyde survived? With reflections on a Depression-era rigged economic system that still ring true, Resurrection Road tells a thrilling, suspenseful "what-if" tale of two outlaws thrust into a fight for justice for the working class.
"A sleep wrecker!"
"Exceptional. A fantastic story."
"Loved, loved it! Hated to finish it!!"
"Will America's favorite bad seeds save the day, and their own skins in the process? Sex, danger and intrigue, coupled with just the right dose of cheeky humor."
Who wants to kill the president?
The story begins in 1984 when newspaper reporter Royce Jenkins gets a tip to meet an old woman at a Texas cemetery. Cradling an antique rifle and standing over a freshly dug grave, the woman claims to be Bonnie Parker, there to bury the love of her life, Clyde Barrow. Now that he's really gone, she says, I'm going to tell the world the truth.
Turns out, she says, it wasn’t her and Clyde who were ambushed fifty years earlier. Instead, the outlaws were secretly kidnapped by the government and—deemed to be expendable assets—forced into accepting a deadly assignment.
Their first covert mission? Save President Franklin Roosevelt from an assassination plot financed by a cabal of bad-apple industrialists hellbent on preventing the working class protections of the New Deal policies from becoming law.
Rooted in historical fact, the novel builds on the real-life assassination attempt on president-elect Franklin Roosevelt by Giuseppe Zangara in 1933. Zangara claimed to be motivated by anti-capitalist sentiments but a hasty conviction and subsequent death-by-electrocution left unanswered questions about who may have actually been behind the deadly plot.
"An exciting ride, with tight corners, narrow escapes and real romantic heat between Bonnie and Clyde."
The story cuts back back and forth between the modern era in 1984 where the shocked reporter investigates the potential scoop-of-the-century, and the desperate undercover exploits of the young Bonnie and Clyde in 1934, struggling to make sense of their second chance, while racing to put their criminal "skills" to use for economic justice.
The verdict from readers is in: Resurrection Road is a page-turning sleep wrecker.
"Outlaws become patriots!"
Available as eBook ($4.99) and softcover ($15.95)
"As the rich get richer and the middle class becomes more desperate in present-day America, Resurrection Road is a timely reminder that sometimes the solution to a problem comes from the least likely source."
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Quotes above: Reader reviews (2), Midwest Book Review, Kirkus Reviews, East Oregonian.