This is the true story of the misadventures of my time growing up on a small island on the Texas coastline. I took a series of "rides" that could/should have been my last. I seemed to have a God-given "sixth sense", that alerted me to imminent danger. I had to endure the hardship of being extremely poor, the sudden death of my mother at my birth, the ravaged beatings of my father, the prejudices of my school mates, and the raging fire of my sexual hormones. If "The Last Ride" doesn't make you laugh at me, cry with me, be afraid for me, or leave you in suspense from the very first paragraph to the climatic ending.....then you haven't read it. It is designed to touch all five sense of your being .....and even those of you, like me, who have a sixth sense!