**Honorable mention in @KellyGe 's Monthly Hidden Ge-ms contest (May 2017)!** Things have gotten weird in the southwest town of Tortilla Bend ever since the old state route closed, sending business elsewhere. El Coyote, a rumored drug lord, is making deals with the local youth in exchange for obedience. Jesse just wants to keep his deceased father's auto shop open-but when a mysterious stranger's truck breaks down in town, things in The Bend may prove to be more sinister than they appear. NOTE: On July 1, 2017, I enrolled this story in Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program, and have removed all but ten percent of this book in compliance with their rules. It is available for purchase or to borrow here: http://amzn.to/2tAohUG . Thanks!