The Hobo Kingdom : A Chase of Blood on Steel
At the end of the 1968 St. Mary's school year, a new sixth grader; Denny, gets transferred in from the public school and challenges Glen immediately. Within weeks Glen and Denny's ordinary lives have turned crazy. People are dying. Mothers are crying and then the boys are gone. Chance and tragedy cast the boys onto the railways of the Hobo Kingdom, a realm which grows more violent and macabre each day. Here killers, rapists and thieves prey on the transients and innocents who venture too close to the tracks. A band of hobos help one boy and an U.S. Marine war veteran the other. Can the railroad gangsters be stopped? Join a group of vigilante hobos who vow to halt the chaos and avenge the victims. But what about the boys? Climb aboard; the train is rolling, headed to the unknown world of The Hobo Kingdom, but watch out...there could be blood everywhere. "Throw Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn on the railroad in the late nineteen-sixties with Robin Hood and his merry men. Add a bit of Jack Reacher's vigilante soul and you have The Hobo Kingdom.
- Paperback | 414 pages
- 152 x 229 x 22mm | 549g
- 16 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations