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Hobo Jingo


Dystopian Suspense

Deluxe Trade Paperback, 377 pages

Nightbird Publishing 2017

Print: 978-0-9911871-5-7

2024 eBook: 979-8-2242748-2-6

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The Story . . .

The second Great Depression rages on in America. Derek Parnell—notorious vigilante and champion of the American hobo—has been living in exile in Costa Rica the past three years after having been framed for a Colorado mass murder. In the middle of the night he gets a call from his panicked daughter. Her fiancé has been murdered! The large FBI bounty on his head is not enough to keep him from rescuing her and seeking revenge against those who wronged him. Returning to the States, Parnell recruits his hobo friends, and they travel through Arizona, Utah, and Nevada dispensing their eye-for-an-eye brand of justice. Hobo Jingo continues the electrifying tale that first rode the rails in King of the Hobos. It’s a rambunctious ride through the scenic American West that includes an old-fashioned gun duel, an abandoned coal mine serving as a hobo camp, and mining carts converted into a roller coaster that kills. The twists and turns are as fast and furious as a runaway freight train. The old Wild West was never this wild.

Buy Hobo Jingo

Mike H., Amazon book reviewer

    Relevant and fun. If you are looking for an entertaining, fast-moving story about life after the Second Great Depression, pick up Hobo Jingo by writer Jeff Dennis.
     Hobo Jingo follows Mr. Dennis’ popular King of the Hobos’ hero Derek Parnell and his colorful band of breezers (hobos) seeking revenge for the murder of Derek’s daughter’s fiancé. Their wild journey takes them through many southwest areas, including the makeshift camps where the dispossessed live. Not only do we learn about unscrupulous government actions, but also the book touches on the “me too” movement and other current topics. None of the topics is as dominate, however, as the moving, loving story of Derek, his daughter, and his love Elaine. Their love and devotion is the glue that binds them and this wonderful story.”

David Shockley, Amazon book reviewer

   Hobo Jingo truly was a lot of fun to read (5 stars in my opinion). Derek Parnell is a vigilante who leaves Costa Rica to rescue his daughter, Jennifer, whose husband was recently murdered by one of Derek’s many rivals. The story line that followed consisted of sex, drugs, music, gunfights, bombings, torture, and roasting the bad guys, which kept my mind glued to this novel masterpiece to the bitter end. I love the way the author was able to paint full pictures of every scene like the reader is experiencing the scenario or dreaming it.
This continuation of King of the Hobos took me on an adventure through a futuristic and rather grim view of the American West. Elaine (Lainey) is a great character in the story who uses seduction and sex to escape from two captors who are holding her prisoner. It was a great reading experience!”

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