Markus Novak has never known the feeling of home. The child of a family of outlaws, he moves through the West town by town with his mother and two uncles, staying in a place just long enough to run a short con and move along.
After one such job goes south and his mom gets locked up, Markus finds himself living in the foster care of a rancher and his wife – strangely comfortable, yet torn by loyalty to the family he's lost.
To distract himself, he spends his days working the farm and his nights restoring a rusty old 1950s Chevrolet. Then he discovers a note left by his uncles in a book at a local pawn shop, and Markus learns that the men are hiding out in a mountain town outside Yellowstone. Restoring the car soon becomes his only hope of reaching them, and a dusty old manual his only hope of making it run once again.
'Feisty plotting and the most memorable prose since Chandler. Koryta belongs on every genre reader's bookshelf' Kirkus Reviews.
'A master' Stephen King.