Bonnie and Clyde Resurrection Road Book Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway!


Resurrection Road
Book One in a New Trilogy

Genre:  Alternative Historical Fiction / Thriller
Date of Publication: April 22, 2017
Pages: 308
Publisher: Pumpjack Press
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In an alternate timeline, legendary lovers Bonnie and Clyde are given one last shot at redemption.
The story begins in 1984 when a reporter gets a tip to meet an old woman at a Texas cemetery. Cradling an antique rifle and standing over a freshly dug grave, the old woman claims to be Bonnie Parker. Turns out, she says, it wasn’t Bonnie and Clyde who were ambushed fifty years earlier. Instead, the outlaws were kidnapped, forced into a covert life and given a deadly mission—save President Roosevelt from an assassination plot financed by industrialists determined to sink the New Deal.
Thrust into a fight against greed they didn’t ask for, but now must win in order to save themselves and their families, will the notorious duo overcome their criminal pasts and put their “skills” to use fighting for justice for the working class?
Cutting back and forth between the modern era where the shocked reporter investigates the potential scoop-of-the-century, and the desperate undercover exploits of Bonnie and Clyde in 1934, Resurrection Road is a page-turning sleep-wrecker.
Bonnie and Clyde. Saving democracy, one bank robbery at a time. 

“Sex, danger and intrigue, coupled with just the right dose of cheeky humor,” — East Oregonian 

“A Depression-era tale timely with reflections on fat cats and a rigged economic system that still ring true. More than that, the story is an exciting ride, with tight corners, narrow escapes, and real romantic heat between Bonnie and Clyde. Outlaws become patriots in this imaginative, suspenseful what-if story,” — Kirkus Reviews 

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Consider this:  Bonnie and Clyde, the notorious gangsters, were not gunned down in a hail of bullets as history tells us. Their deaths were faked by a secret organization and they were coerced in to helix said organization protect President Roosevelt from an assassination plot.

This is the alternative history offered up by authors Hays and McFall, and as crazy as it sounds – it works – and shoot, what a ride! Told in flashbacks to a reporter by a now elderly Bonnie after she has buried Clyde, this is a tale that shows a different side to the Bonnie and Clyde story, taking note of the popular appeal of the duo as “symbols of the forgotten man”.  A mysterious organization, secret to Bonnie even in present day, hoped to make use of their quick thinking and getting out of tight spots, forces the pair to assist them or put their family in jeopardy, with the goal of protecting the country from the dangers of capitalism that were emerging during the Great Depression.

The plot is fast paced, fun, and sexy, the dialogue sharp and witty, capturing both a feel of the era and really fleshing out Bonnie and Clyde in a way that makes them seem a bit more like victims of the times. There are some pretty clever escapes reflecting their quick thinking, and their love for each other shines through.  It also weaves an excellent social and political commentary of the Great Depression – timely in the current political climate.

Bonnie offers up her story to the reporter in exchange for his help answering two questions: who was  killed in their place, and who was behind the secret organization they worked with for years. This sets up the perfect premise, and the authors do NOT disappoint.

This book was unputdownable, and I confess I was slack-jawed at the end to discover that their story was not over. I look forward to more in the Bonnie and Clyde series.

Many thanks to Lone Star Book Blog Tours and the authors Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall, who provided a copy of the novel in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
A native of Texas, Clark Hays spent his early childhood there and then moved for a decade with his family around the world following the job of his father, a legendary wildcat petroleum drilling engineer, before finally landing on a Montana ranch. Kathleen McFall was born and raised in Washington, D.C.

Between the two of them, the authors have worked in writing jobs ranging from cowboy-poet to energy journalist to restaurant reviewer to university press officer. After they met in the early 1990s, their writing career took center stage when they wrote the first book in The Cowboy and the Vampire Collection as a test for marriage. They passed. Their debut novel was picked up by Llewellyn (St. Paul, MN) with a first edition published in 1999, making it among the earliest stories in the resurgence and reimagining of the undead myth for modern audiences.

Since then, Clark and Kathleen have published five novels together—the latest reimagines the life of the legendary outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.

Clark and Kathleen have won several writing awards, including a Pushcart Prize nomination (Clark) and a fiction fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts (Kathleen). Their books have been honored with a Best Books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, Best Books of 2016 by IndieReader, and a 2017 Silver IPPY Medalist. 

Three Winners Each Win a Signed Copy + $10 Amazon Gift Card
December 18-December 30, 2017
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  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing our book, and sharing your insights with your readers. We’re beyond stoked that you enjoyed it! Hopefully you’ll consider reading book two, which will be out early next year.

  2. Tony Jenkins says

    EXCELLENT BOOK!!!!! I could not put it down. When will book 2 be out?

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