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Blue Coyote Motel is a suspense filled thriller about six travelers who stop and spend the night at a remote California desert motel. Each of them leaves the following morning “feeling good,” but unaware that they have inadvertently become addicted to a gaseous drug piped into their rooms. ‘
Jeffrey, the owner of the motel, is a scientist who was recently fired by a prestigious Southern California drug manufacturer for giving an anti-aging hormone he discovered to his beautiful Latina wife. Spinning slowly into the depths of insanity, he decides to test the effectiveness of another of his drug discoveries on unsuspecting motel guests. He calls the drug Freedom because it frees people from depression, anger, stress, grief, and aggression. Jeffrey has grandiose plans to make Freedom available throughout the world in order to bring about peace and harmony, but instead it causes grief and chaos in the lives of the motel guests. The cast of characters includes a defrocked priest, a Native American pediatrician, a wealthy widow, a Brazilian couple who owns gold mines and a salesman intent on finding himself.
Blue Coyote Motel presents an engaging look at the human frailties present in all of us.
And now, for what’s it’s worth, my review, as posted on Amazon:
First of all, let me state that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair honest review.
Blue Coyote Motel gripped me from the beginning. It starts quickly, and the author immediately begins artfully blending the lives of a widely diverse – and masterfully created – group of folks together, time and again hurtling them all toward the same destination. And even better, although these ill-fated players know they found the answer to correct their miserable lives at the Blue Coyote, they initially have no idea what the answer is.
The “what” is a wonder drug, created by a mad man, and purported to make all your troubles go away. Impossible, of course, but nevertheless irresistable – until it turns your life into a living hell, time and again. The story is tight, fast-paced, and filled with well-designed, colorful characters. Better yet, Not only do all of them leap off the pages at you, but they do so from such diverse locations as France, South America, and California – and done so with disarming ease.
Enticing a reader to turn the next page is a key element to any good book, and Ms. Harman does it splendidly. The plot twists and turns, creating layers in the story line that never quite allow you to catch up. Initially, I had a bit of misgiving about the length – 446 pages in paperback. By the time I was done, I was sorry it wasn’t longer. By the time you read the impossible-to-predict ending, you will be too.