Book Details


Tormented by guilt and fear, naive pet salesman Dan Downey runs away to his deadbeat dad in Oregon in search of forgiveness and asylum. Dan’s partner for the journey is his polar opposite, Codwell Gutterman, a rich, selfish womanizer headed to Oregon to stalk lawyer Connie Flynn. Bound together by a common destination, Dan and Codwell are trapped in a purgatory of conflicting world views. The friction between them reaches a flash point when they fall in love with the same fantasy girl. At the end of the bickering, bucking, biting, slamming, philandering, and shooting, only one contender can win Connie’s hand. This fast-paced story chronicles a comedy of misfortunes visited on Dan-the-innocent by Codwell-the-hustler on the turbulent path to latching on to their fair share.


About the Author

Steven Lane Smith

Steven Lane Smith earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri and attended law school at the University of Louisville. A former fighter pilot, test pilot, and airline captain, he lives with his wife in New England. His novels Caledonia Switch and Salvation at Rio Feo have won Reviewers Choice Awards for Humor for the past two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Salvation at Rio Feo also was named 2015 IndieFab Book of the Year Award Finalist.

Also by Steven Lane Smith

Caledonia Switch
Salvation at Rio Feo
A Dolphin and a Pilot
Reaper's Lament
Twisted Piccolo