James D. McAllister

Fellow Traveler

In 1997, thirty long years after the Summer of Love, millions mourned the death of music legend Rose Partland, a tireless creative spirit who led her iconic band Jack O’Roses through the rigors of the rock & roll life, until the road finally consumed her—as though a devil had at last come for his due.

Of her legions of followers, none seems to suffer the loss of Rose more than Brian ‘Nibbs Niffy’ Godbold, who succumbs to his grief in a fashion similar to that of his idol—too young, too soon. Now, best friend Ashton Tobias Zemp must scour the journals and manuscripts Nibbs left behind, to seek a better answer to the question of his touring partner’s death—was it an accidental overdose, or outright suicide?

When he begins to suspect the truth—that Nibbs Niffy went to his grave harboring an appalling and ruinous secret—Ash is forced to reconsider his own past . . . was he a ‘real’ fan like Nibbs, or merely a fellow traveler: a sympathizer, but without the bona fides?

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