Someone stole songwriter Bucky Minnow's tune, David's Buicka personal ballad for his MIA brother, adrift in Viet Nam. Ripped off in the Sixties by a slithery booking agent, the song is now a Country-Western radio sensation. And Bucky wants it back. He hits the sunset road west out of Iowa in David's old car, in search of music thief Buddy Payola and his pawn Dusty Bodine, the faded singer who is fast returning to stardom aided by Bucky's song and a magic guitar from the deep reaches of the Grand Canyon. But others are on the hunt for Bucky Minnow. The FBI wants to kill him. His lifelong ex-girlfriend, volatile baseball hurling Lido Wan, desperately needs to save him. Shadow guitarist Dogus wants to steal Lido Wan away. And Dusty just wants to be famous again. IN MEMORY OF DAVID'S BUICK follows a true believer on his journey down the road of discovery, through misadventures that ultimately lead to the meaning of lifeunlike we have ever suspectedand exposes the truth about what happened to all those sweater-clad Chihuahuas trapped long ago inside hot automobiles.