Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday 56: Dead Man's Drive

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.  Click here to join in on the fun.
Rules: Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56, or 56% in your eReader.
Find a sentence, or a few, and post it.

This week I'm highlighting Dead Man's Drive by Michael Panush.  I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Here's the description taken from Goodreads:
La Cruz looks like an average Southern California small town in the 1950s Post-War Boom, but it has some dark secrets - and its guardians. They are the supernaturally adept drivers of Donovan Motors, including former Okie bank robber Wooster Stokes, Zoot Suiter and part time shaman Angel Rey, college girl and burgeoning sorceress Betty Bright and --their latest member -- an amnesiac zombie known only as Roscoe. The drivers stand between La Cruz and chaos with only their wits and some fast hot rods to help them hold back the darkness. But an onslaught of demonic attacks heralds a new danger. Reed Strickland, a ruthless tycoon with unholy assistance, seems intent on making La Cruz his. Only Roscoe and the drivers can stop him. But Strickland's allies stir painful memories in Roscoe and even an undead gearhead is no match for his own past. Roscoe will need to overcome his memories, stand with his friends and keep his motor as the battle for La Cruz begins in a tale of white hot vehicular action, arcane Noir, and Hollywood horror that reveals the rotten heart of California's Golden Age.
From page 56 of Dead Man's Drive:
The bird swept down, its clawed feet extended. They wrapped around Felix's side. One pointed claw dug into his shoulder, drawing blood.

16 comments:

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    1. It's a very cool cover! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Great cover and I was okay with the description until I got to the zombie. I really try to avoid anything with zombies. All other paranormal creatures are okay but zombies really creep me out. Happy reading!

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    1. Haha I totally get why zombies are a bit freaky. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This sounds like a good one. I like the 56, thanks for sharing! :D

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    1. It was very good! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. I am not sure if it would end up scaring me or not. Happy Friday!

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    1. Surprisingly not scary! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Oh man, this sounds so fun. Lots of quirky characters with a twist! Got to check it out.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/12/11/the-friday-56-88-somewhere-only-we-know/

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    1. It was a bunch of fun! Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. It was a real fun read! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Sounds very cool! Zombies??? I like zombies. ;-) This undead gearhead sounds like a groovy character!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. A very cool novel I definitely recommend checking it out! Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend to you as well :)

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  8. Everything sounds great to me. Sounds right up my alley.
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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    1. A solid read. Thanks for stopping by :)

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