Buffalito Destiny - by Lawrence M. Schoen
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The first Amazing Conroy novel from  Lawrence M. Schoen.

"As bizarre dreams guide him inexorably towards a mysterious destiny,
Conroy deals with prophetic aliens, ancient Mayan ruins, exquisite
sandwiches and the temporally-unstable state of Texas. Part crisis-filled road
trip, part gonzo race against time and all tongue-in-cheek humor and charm,
this nutty tale may sound strange, but Schoen somehow makes it all come

- Publishers Weekly

"Makes for a fun read, especially given such a fantastic cast of characters."
- Booklist

A former stage hypnotist, the Amazing Conroy really just wants to have a
good meal. He’s now the wealthy CEO of a company that leases buffalo
dogs, alien creatures capable of biting into and devouring nearly anything.
When he attempts to implement a solution for cleaning up massive industrial
waste sites, Conroy becomes targeted by ecological terrorists who resent the
use of alien technology (living or otherwise) to heal the Earth. But kidnapping
and the destruction of his corporate headquarters are the least of Conroy’s
problems. An unknown, telepathic intelligence has begun invading his
dreams, warning of geological disasters that hinge on what Conroy does
next. Further complicating his life are several groups of aliens, each
believing that he has a special destiny to fulfil, though they don’t necessarily
agree what it is. Accompanied by his pet buffalito, Reggie, Conroy must
elude terrorists, confound alien zealots, withstand temporal distortions
throughout the former state of Texas, and explore ancient Mayan ruins. His
adventures will result in his reunion with a long dead relative, a chance to
experience the world’s greatest sandwiches, exposure to alien bliss, a battle
with a megalomaniac on the slope of an active volcano, and a trip to the
asteroid belt for a final face-to-face confrontation with the creature that had
been invading his dreams. Somewhere in the midst of it all, he has to find his
true destiny.
Cover art (c) Rachael Mayo
Book specifications:
Title: Buffalito Destiny
Author: Lawrence M. Schoen
Number of pages: 264
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9819243-4-2
Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9819243-3-5
Hardcover Cover Price: $26.95 USD
Trade Paperback Cover Price: $15.95 USD
Release Date: June 1, 2009
Dimensions: 9" x 6"
Publisher: Hadley Rille Books
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