The Last Professional

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About the Author

Ed Davis's Road Stories has recently been an Amazon top ten best seller. Kirkus Review called his novella In All Things, "...powerful; beautifully written, well-observed and effective." His short story "Not For the Last Time" was just published in New English Review, and his fiction appears in Rougarou Journal of Arts & Literature and Gris-Gris Journal Literature, Culture, and the Arts. He produced and directed the documentary Faces of Chidamoyo, was the bass player for Cynthia Carr & The Carrtunes for thirty years, is a runner, backpacker, and world ranked, masters level discus thrower. Colin Elgie is an English illustrator and former member of Hipgnosis. He has worked with progressive rock bands and musicians such as Pink Floyd, The Hollies, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Renaissance, Genesis, Fumble, Peter Gabriel, Roger Cook, Al Stewart, and Roger Taylor.


"Davis weaves an intriguing tale of mystery, sacrifice, and personal triumph...potentially positioning Davis as a fresh bright light among American fiction writers." --D. C. Jesse Burkhardt, author of Travelogue From an Unruly Youth
"With The Last Professional, Davis has done for American railroads what Kerouac did for American highways, and Steinbeck did for American nomads." --Jerry Cimino, Founder of The Beat Museum, San Francisco
"Davis's wordsmithing is masterful. He evokes another time in modern times, deftly defining the wilderness of America's railways and building characters--teacher and student--whose complex stories unfold in moments lit by starlight and fueled by baking powder biscuits, and in quick jolts, screeching like metal wheels on rails." --Tracy Salcedo, National Outdoor Book Award winner
"The Last Professional invites us to take a leap, hang on, and discover a secret world far from our comfortable lives. In this beautifully written story, Ed Davis draws readers into the shadows to discover a vanishing brotherhood who, despite their raw, gritty, and sometimes desperate ways, elicit our respect for their absolute commitment to freedom. You will never see a passing freight train the same way again." --Fran Braga Meininger, author of The Years Beyond Youth