Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

Beauregard “Bug” Montage used to be the best driver around… and he probably still is. But he hasn’t taken any jobs lately. He’s been too busy going legit. A wife, a son, and a legal business he’s been trying to get off the ground have taken up most of Bug’s time. Yet, there’s a couple debts that have come due, and he needs to find some money quick. Good thing a job falls into his lap. A former partner/ acquaintance/ sorta enemy comes to him with a smash and grab + diamonds in the safe inside jewelry store job. Even though he agrees to take part, Bug is afraid of the memory of his criminal father and the notorious person he himself used to be…

Cosby is an incredible writer of human interaction… these wiry characters of the Virginian underground trade power in the form of snarky comments, side-eyes, and pistols. I fell into that element and I want to read more. I guess this could be characterized as one of my Weekend Reads… that was my anticipation when I started it on a Thursday evening, but I was quickly finished by mid-day on Friday. High tension on every page… whether it is Bug protecting his family from the nefarious crew or just plain old bullets flying, this book will grab you.

Blacktop Wasteland is a must-read thriller. It answers the question: What does one do when the money runs out… do we look forward to new avenues, unknown avenues, or do we fall back into our old habits? Read this one and find out.

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you to NetGalley, Flatirion Books and the author for a copy for review.

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