Purgatory Road

Purgatory Road

Large Print - 2017
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A day trip out of Las Vegas takes a turn for the worse for Jack and his wife. Rescued by a desert hermit, they realize he doesn't intend to let them leave. An encounter with a kidnapped runaway and her crazed abductor leads them all farther into the wilderness. At the edge of sanity, Jack begins to learn that playing by another's rules may be the only way to survive.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432839185
Branch Call Number: Fiction Parker Large Type
Characteristics: 407 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
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Feb 05, 2018

An interesting read... a dressed-up tale about ordinary people intersecting with semi-cosmic forces of evil and good. What better place than outside Las Vegas in the desert? It's short, a bit grisly, and, of course, the good guys win... sort of. I'll look forward to Parker's second book before passing any "judgment" on him.

Oct 06, 2017

Really quick--a one to two day book--and engaging read, especially if you are in the mood for a bit of the "Twilight Zone". I also read other reviews before I finished the book and saw comments regarding Christian literature. Perhaps in the eye of the beholder, but it did not strike me as pushing a specific religious agenda. Good read; I would like to see more from this author.

Jun 19, 2017

On the copyright page, the Library of Congress gives several classifications to this book, one of them being "Christian fiction." Wrong ... this book has next to none of any elements one might consider to be "Christian" or "inspirational" fiction. It is, however, a very good book of survival, involving a married couple kidnapped by a nomad, and another woman on the run from a deranged gunman. The story is fast paced and one never knows how it's going to end, especially when all of the characters finally intersect. The "ending" for one of the characters is quite gruesome, however. Good read from start to finish - and a very good effort for a first novel by an author.


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