The Last Drive by John W Howell #Mystery Action Fiction #Review @HowellWave

Hello everyone!

An amazing start to the week as it is our turn to showcase The Last Drive, brilliantly written by our friend and fellow writer, John W Howell. Written as the sequel to Eternal Road, The Final Stop, The Last Drive takes us on another fascinating visit to the unknown.


In the sequel to Eternal Road – The final stop, Sam and James are reunited to look for two souls, Ryan and Eddie. Ryan was killed in Afghanistan, trying to avoid a schoolyard with his crippled plane. Eddie Rickenbacker, Ryan’s hero, is to guide Ryan to his Eternal Home, and now both are missing.

The higher-ups believe that there has been some interference in Ryan and Eddie’s journey by Lucifer, so Sam and James have the task of finding Ryan and Eddie to get them back on the road despite the evil interference. Unfortunately, the machinations designed to prevent Ryan and Eddy from completing their journey takes the pair to horrifying testing grounds. The places visited represent the best work of the Devil. They are the trenches of World War I in France, gladiators at the Roman Coliseum, the sinking Titanic in 1912, Hiroshima 45 minutes before the bomb, and the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943.

This book is for you if you like plenty of action, strong characters, time travel, and a touch of spiritual and historical fiction. So, join Sam and James as they try to find the missing souls while staying one step ahead of the Prince of Darkness, who is determined to destroy all that is good.

Buy Links

The Last Drive is available in paper and Kindle editions on Amazon. Here are the universal links. The Kindle edition is on sale for 99¢ through mid-February.



Author Bio

John is an award-winning author who after an extensive business career began writing full time in 2012. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories. He has written Six other books that are on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.

John lives in Lakeway, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

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My Review

The last drive, the sequel to Eternal Road, follows Sam and James on another mission to help the recently departed to get to their forever home. This time it involves Ryan Sanders, a pilot who died saving others.

Ryan has been assigned a guide to the Eternal Road, but when trouble intervenes in the shape of Lucifer, our heroes, Sam and James, are sent to sort things out.

What happens then goes from bad to awful as they are involved in visiting some awful situations, hoping they will break one of the rules.

This highly emotional story is brilliantly written. Sending Sam and James to these disastrous occasions is a ploy by Lucifer to make them break God’s rules so Ryan will be forced to forfeit his soul.

The major problem involves how easy it would be to warn people about these disasters, but of course, that would break the rules and cause chaos.

The ending was a surprise, and one of the best parts of this story for me were the chapters involving the Titanic. That has always resonated with me as one of the worst disasters. To go back there must have been emotionally debilitating and knowing they could not interfere must have been unbelievably tough…

43 thoughts on “The Last Drive by John W Howell #Mystery Action Fiction #Review @HowellWave

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  2. Thank you, Jaye and Anita, for hosting me today. It is a privilege to be here, and I appreciate you helping with the launch of The Last Drive. Thank you also for the lovely review. I’m so glad you liked the story. This is especially true, given your gift for storytelling. You have made my day. 😁

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