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The Last Professional is the latest book from author Ed Davis. In returning to the rails – the river of steel – fifteen years after a childhood trauma that haunts him, young Lynden Hoover gets help from The Duke, an old hobo who calls America’s landscape his home and adheres to a time- honored code. Bonds are formed, and secrets exposed as The Duke flees Short Arm, his relentless and brutal nemesis.

The Duke mentors Lynden on life on the tracks, using the vibrant language of the boxcar life gleaned from years riding across great swaths of country. With the help of the trusted “knights of the road”, Lynden and The Duke head to a harrowing climax with Short Arm where generations collide and lives hang in the balance.

In addition to a reading of The Last Professional, Ed will share tales of his life hopping trains across the country, as well as a fascinating look at the history of hobos.

Ed Davis began his writing career over forty years ago, pausing in boxcars, under streetlamps, and in hobo jungles to capture the beats and rhythms of the road as he caught freight trains and vagabonded around the Pacific Northwest and Canada. As Ed illustrates in Forty Years from Boxcar to Book Launch, The Last Professional was born on the rails. His short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals. His novella, In All Things, and his collection of travel pieces, Road Stories, have both been Amazon Top Ten bestsellers. Ed’s death row thriller, A Matter of Time, was written in real time, twenty-four hours, as the last day of the hero’s life unfolds. His work has appeared in Gris-Gris, New English Review, and The Penman Review among others. Ed and his wife Jan live in Northern California, not far from Jack London’s Beauty Ranch.

Admission is $8. Ages under 18 and Friends of NSRM members are free. The Last Professional will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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04/01/2022 18:00:0004/01/2022 19:30:00America/Los_Angeles“The Last Professional” Reading and Signing with Author Ed Davis

The Last Professional is the latest book from author Ed Davis. In returning to the rails - the river of steel - fifteen years after a childhood trauma that haunts him, young Lynden Hoover gets help from The Duke, an old hobo who calls America’s landscape his home and adheres to a time- honored code. Bonds are formed, and secrets exposed as The Duke flees Short Arm, his relentless and brutal nemesis.

The Duke mentors Lynden on life on the tracks, using the vibrant language of the boxcar life gleaned from years riding across great swaths of country. With the help of the trusted “knights of the road”, Lynden and The Duke head to a harrowing climax with Short Arm where generations collide and lives hang in the balance.

In addition to a reading of The Last Professional, Ed will share tales of his life hopping trains across the country, as well as a fascinating look at the history of hobos.

Ed Davis began his writing career over forty years ago, pausing in boxcars, under streetlamps, and in hobo jungles to capture the beats and rhythms of the road as he caught freight trains and vagabonded around the Pacific Northwest and Canada. As Ed illustrates in Forty Years from Boxcar to Book Launch, The Last Professional was born on the rails. His short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals. His novella, In All Things, and his collection of travel pieces, Road Stories, have both been Amazon Top Ten bestsellers. Ed’s death row thriller, A Matter of Time, was written in real time, twenty-four hours, as the last day of the hero’s life unfolds. His work has appeared in Gris-Gris, New English Review, and The Penman Review among others. Ed and his wife Jan live in Northern California, not far from Jack London’s Beauty Ranch.

Admission is $8. Ages under 18 and Friends of NSRM members are free. The Last Professional will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Reno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
04/01/202204/01/2022
All Day Event
6:00pm7:30pm