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Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road (Book 1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  16 reviews

Saving democracy, one bank robbery at a time.

In the provocative "what-if" novel Resurrection Road, legendary outlaw lovers Bonnie and Clyde are given one last shot at redemption, when a shadowy organization forces the notorious duo to put their "skills" to use in the service of economic justice for the forgotten man. 

The story begins in 1984
Paperback, 308 pages
Published May 2017 by Pumpjack Press
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May 01, 2017 rated it liked it

I read and absolutely loved 'The Cowboy and the Vampire' series by these authors, the writing style, quirky interesting characters mixed with the dry humour just worked so well and I'm notoriously hard to please and very rarely give 5* so the fact that I loved all 4 books is amazing.
So when I was offered a copy of their new book to read I grabbed it with both hands. Now I have to admit this isn't a book that would normally appeal to me but since I've loved their other books so much I was all
Charles  van Buren
Feb 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
Silly premise

By Charles van Buren on February 11, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition

I read a sample of this book but just could not get past the really terrible premise for the story. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were psychopaths. Even if anyone in the government had been stupid enough to try to recruit them for covert work, you can not control mad dogs even with a leash. Frank Hammer and company controlled them the only way they could be controlled. Death. Of all the outlaws turned into folk heroes,
Debbie Mccollum
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Outlaws live on.

This book was really page turning. Living around the site of the shooting, I have always been interested in the history of Bonnie and Clyde, this story was full of what ifs. It will definitely keep you wondering what's next.
Monica Baryo
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this eARC book free to write an honest review.

After reading the Cowboy and Vampire series I thought there is no way on this green earth would Clark and Kathleen be able to write another book that would make me laugh and shed a few tears in the process. The only bad thing I have to say about the whole story is that I have to wait to read book 2.

I won't spoil the whole plot but I will say that if you loved their other series, you will not be sorry to add this to your reading list. The w
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
What if Bonnie and Clyde didn’t meet their end in 1934 as the newspapers reported? This imaginative alternate account of the story extends their tale to a round of further adventures in which the notorious lovers receive a sort of redemption of their past deeds. They’ve been forcefully recruited by a mysterious government official of dubious credentials, and have been entrusted with a dangerous and seemingly impossible task–tracking down and eliminating an assassin aimed at the White House. From ...more
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What if Bonnie and Clyde didn't really die but instead faked their deaths and began working for a secret organization? This book is fun and fast paced with twists in the plot. The politics of the day are relevant today.
I hope this is the start of a new series and I'm ready for book 2.
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting 'what-if' story. What if Bonnie and Clyde weren't killed in that shoot out but were kept alive to help America get rid of some really bad guys? I will admit, I don't usually read books like this but once I decided to quit thinking about the true story and go into the 'what-if' version, it turned out to be a very interesting ride.

As the novel begins, Royce Jenkins - a newspaper reporter- meets an old lady at a graveside. She has called and told him that she has a real story
Cheryl Cowtan
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Redefining an American Legend: Bonnie, the brains behind Clyde

The immortalization of Bonnie and Clyde is invigorated with “Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road”, an exciting historical heist crime-thriller that gifts the devoted but dangerous bank-robbing sweethearts a chance at redemption. Written by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall, this entertaining novel captures the historic period perfectly, and adds a new perspective to the complexity of Bonnie, a woman who left her husband, hit the road wit
Erin Cole
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Get ready for a thrilling and adventurous ride with Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road. Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays have done it again, smashing genre boundaries like it’s nobody’s business with their latest book that blends speculative historical with mystery, political, noir.

The story begins with a fantastic twist: what if Bonnie and Clyde never died in the notorious, bullet-riddled car? Fast-forwarding into Bonnie’s AARP years, Mrs. Parker retells her story of romance and havoc with none
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
During a time in our American history where the common man has become destitute due to natural disaster and manipulations by the industrial capitalists we step into an altered view of the deaths of Bonnie and Clyde. Yes..THAT Bonnie and Clyde. Just before the police arrive for the famous shoot out Bonnie and Clyde are kidnapped and asked to work for...the government?...a private organization that advocates for “poor” Americans? Who are these abductors and what exactly is the job they want our he ...more
Lynn Poppe
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’m really surprised that I don’t read more alternate history books. My favorite episodes of science fiction TV shows are always the alternate reality ones. And I’m totally loving Timeless and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, two shows about correcting historical wrongs. Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road is an example of how flipping around the characters and the stories that we know into an entirely new story really works.

Alternate History:

If you aren’t familiar with the alternate history genre, the
Kristine Hall
Back in the '70s, I can remember going to the Southwestern Historical Wax Museum and being fascinated with Bonnie and Clyde’s bullet-riddled “death car,” as it was called. There were also wax figures of the two gangsters and a display of their weapons. Their exploits seemed so cold-hearted, yet their alleged passion about each other suggested there was more to them than shoot-outs and robberies. There have been movies and books and even songs written that explored this legendary, deadly duo. But ...more
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“You always forget about the ladies,” she said. “Think we’re just shrinking violets-that we’re going to faint dead away. Honestly, it’s embarrassing.”
OMG! Yes – you read that correctly. I can say it a hundred times more on Bonnie and Clyde Resurrection Road. From the first page of a woman standing over a grave to the end page of her walking away from a grave this book was a pure, thrilling, adventure read for me. I literally at times did not want to put this book down. By the time I got to the e
Jenn Belden
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Consider this: Bonnie and Clyde, the notorious gangsters, were not gunned down in a hail of bullets as history tells us. Their deaths were faked by a secret organization and they were coerced in to helix said organization protect President Roosevelt from an assassination plot.
This is the alternative history offered up by authors Hays and McFall, and as crazy as it sounds – it works – and shoot, what a ride! Told in flashbacks to a reporter by a now elderly Bonnie after she has buried Clyde, this
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was skeptical at the thought of Bonnie and Clyde portrayed as heroes but, with a bit of suspended belief and history of satisfaction for other Hays and McFall stories, I quickly melted into this adventure ride. The authors did it again! Took an unlikely duo and skillfully crafted a thrilling, plausible story line--packed with accurate historical context. The writing is sharp, descriptive and moves quickly. Transitions flow neatly and the characters are well portrayed. I emerged feeling like I' ...more
Stephanie Phillips
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is so much fun! A page turner that left me eager to read the next one. Highly recommended!
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I'm a writer, ex-poet, lapsed cowboy and whiskey enthusiast living in Portland, Oregon, with my lovely life, writing and backgammon partner Kathleen McFall.

We've written seven books together so far, including three in our new alternative history series about the infamous outlaw lovers:

Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road
Bonnie and Clyde: Dam Nation
Bonnie and Clyde: Radioactive (Out now!)

And we w

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