About The Book:
Three young people strike out in an old car on a soul-searching road trip out into the deep desert. Lifelong inseparable friends, each has their own reasons to venture into the lonely and desolate wastelands. Ella is a neurotic genius who has been forced to live a live she never wanted. She has no other place to go. Vaughn goes in an unlikely attempt to find a beloved uncle who disappeared in the desert decades before. Mike accompanies them in the hopes of shaking off a heartbreaking curse given to him by his own father.
They band together one last time and travel into a strange land which waits to reveal to them more wonders and darker secrets than any of them could have ever imagined. Almost out of gas, they motor along on a long-unused road. After passing through an abandoned town, their car becomes disabled after a freak encounter with a large Acme rocket.
Out of gas in a broken car and with no chance of help, they truly are on their own. Forced to go ahead on foot for help, they forge together into the desert at night, loosely guided by a cryptic map that Vaughn’s uncle had given to him when he was only a child. They soon discover that their troubles have only begun.
They walk far into an unknown and forbidden land which defies logic and all sense of reality. After they sneak their way onto a beyond-classified military airbase commanded by a kind but tortured legendary officer, they witness a violent and yet entertaining event involving a speedy roadrunner and a determined coyote… carefully-hidden and protected characters that the trio (and everyone else) had previously thought only existed in cartoon-land a half-century before… only this is no cartoon. It is a stark reality in the real world.
Detained as honored guests on the crumbling base, our young band of hero’s make a few friends along the way and discover that besides the coyote and roadrunner a brilliant human-like race and a secretive ancient tribe of warriors also exist in the far regions of the vast expanses of the doomed base… all of whom would be destroyed if discovered by the outside world. Unfortunately, the word is already out about this collapsing house of cards and a disaster is in the making. A cruel man who is wrongfully bent on a terrible revenge unleashes his evil forces upon innocent peoples who are not prepared for such a costly war of destruction.
At the most crucial point in an epic battle between good and bad, Willie accomplishes his lifetime goal and then questions it. And he realizes something else along the way… maybe it was never really just hunger alone that drove him to pursue the Roadrunner.
The time comes for Willie to make things right for his friends and an innocent bird. He unleashes the most diabolical invention he has ever constructed upon the merciless invaders. He is then left with only one final mission… to attempt to save the one and only true friend that he ever had and never knew it.
A desperate challenge for all to just survive spirals completely out of control and becomes a seemingly-hopeless quest for Willie, our three heroes and their friends. All must either fight, hide or run from an unescapable trap. Whether anybody makes it out alive is for you, dear readers, to discover for yourselves.
The Last Friends of Willie Coyote is a tale of laughter, tears, determination and hope. It is a story about the test of true friendships and rising above adversity in trying times. I hope you enjoy it.
24 years non-fiction law enforcement writer
b.a. degree criminology
m.a. degree psychology