The unfamiliar and hostile factory environment leaves Virgil feeling forsaken by his family and forgotten by God. He is placed with Angelica, a beautiful caramel-skinned bi-racial girl who is assigned to help him adjust. They grow closer and fall in love. When Virgil loses his job, he heads north to find better work and answers to his lack of faith. Angelica agrees to go with him and they embark on the exciting adventure together.
As they face the relentless bigotry and exploitation of the times, they become separated. Virgil, determined that he will one day be reunited with Angelica, must somehow survive while searching for his lost love and spiritual truths. He encounters unique and colorful characters that provide inspiration, and life lessons.
Virgil follows his heart on a journey that searches for love, acceptance, and redemption while intolerance and lack of reason challenge the core of his faith.
Two Ticket Ride
Twenty-four years have passed since Jake and Evelyn fell hopelessly in love and ran off together, leaving behind their families and the carnival life. Now Jake, a special forces soldier, has recently retired from the army with a sense of pride and an insufficient pension. Evelyn wants to return to the carnival life of their youth. Jake firmly opposes. Struggling to suppress memories of a rough childhood, haunting of ill-fated combat missions, and the turmoil of fitting into civilian life, Jake falls off the edge of rational thought. He befriends Sandy, who charms him into taking her away from an abusive husband. In pursuit of a more exciting life, Jake and Sandy find themselves on an unexpected quest that reveals who he is, where he belongs, and what is really important. The journey on his old Harley Davidson takes the reader on a gripping adventure that passes through hostile-fire combat, an inside look at carnival life, and across several states on the open road, steps ahead of the law as danger mounts and climactic events unfold.