A coming-of-age western adventure of greed, violence and retribution, THE ROAD TO REVEILLE explores the dangerous clash between a rugged old cattleman and a young Irish street thug on the streets of Manhattan. The story ranges from the rough streets of early 20th-century New York to the vast expanses and treacherous intrigues of life in Wyoming cattle country. Nineteen-year-old Tom Callaghan agrees reluctantly to leave New York for Wyoming to avoid a stretch in Sing Sing prison, accompanied by Will Sherman, the same man he assaulted.
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John McLain is a former newspaper reporter, magazine editor and national media consultant. His short stories have appeared in Northern New England Review, Magnolia Leaf (Louisiana,) Fiction Forum (Los Angeles) and The Villager in New York. A native of Nebraska, he grew up in California, where he worked on newspapers in San Diego, Sunnyvale, San Jose and Sacramento. He also adapted his novel, THE ROAD TO REVEILLE, as a screenplay, which was a finalist in the international Writer’s Digest Screenwriting Competition. He lives on an island in Puget Sound, and is at work on another novel.