Thursday, January 22, 2015
Run run, get around, I get around
The action takes place on the California-Mexican border. Jess Galvin is in a Mexican jail after being arrested when he tried to stop an incident against a young girl which took place in the back room of a bar.
After Jess successfully defends himself in a jail incident, he's offered freedom if he would do one job. He's to transport a beating heart across the desert, travel to a holy site where the power has been sealed by holy blood and deliver an item into the hands of the man's son. The item is a beating heart.
Another character of note is Sherry Richards, a sixteen-year-old girl who is abducted.
The final person that the story follows is an honest sheriff whose jurisdiction is in a Texas border town.
We know that the deal for Jeff to cross the desert is from a devil like person who wants Jeff's soul and along the way, there is an Army of Virgins, young girls who arise from the desert and seek revenge on those who travel there.
The plight of the three central characters is followed as they get into one seemingly impossible situation after another.
The story reminded me of Stephen King's "The Stand" where the forces of good meet up with an army of evil figures who want to rule over the earth.
The novel was a quick read but a little too long for me. Although this is not my usual reading choice, I did find the novel entertaining.