When Abel learns that his favorite uncle has died, he and his cousin, Ken, plan to meet at a convenience store the next morning to travel the five hundred and fifty miles to the funeral together. But just as Abel realizes Ken is a “no show,” a stranger opens his car door and plants himself in the passenger seat. It seems that fate has dropped Mike right into Abel’s life, whether he likes it or not. But when Abel decides to give Mike a ride, he has no idea that the stranger is about to turn the trip into a nightmare.
Mike is an arrogant control freak who seems to cause extraordinary things to happen. While he tells frightening tales about hitchhikers and deaths on the highways, Abel must summon false courage to survive the day. Mike has seen a man determine the fate of a passenger bus and people die in mysterious ways. He has slept in unusual places and met a family that refused to die. But it is not until Abel is led to a graveyard where he must unveil his father’s humongous tombstone that he is finally forced to face the brutal reality of his existence.
Tombstone Blues shares the gripping tale of an unstable man’s convoluted journey of self-discovery as a road trip transforms into a haunting roller coaster of horror and death.