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A coded treasure map. Outlaw bikers. Drug smugglers.The legendary Chupacabra. The deadliest road in America.These are the obstacles faced by Bobby Black and Frank Shuster on The Devil's Highway. The newfound friends have decoded an antique treasure map that will lead them to the fabled golden city of Cibola. Their trip won't be easy, though. The map doesn't disclose the exA coded treasure map. Outlaw bikers. Drug smugglers.The legendary Chupacabra. The deadliest road in America.These are the obstacles faced by Bobby Black and Frank Shuster on The Devil's Highway. The newfound friends have decoded an antique treasure map that will lead them to the fabled golden city of Cibola. Their trip won't be easy, though. The map doesn't disclose the exact location of the city. It only identifies two points that will offer more clues as to the whereabouts of the gold. The problem is these points are located along The El Camino Del Diablo, commonly called the Devil's Highway, a remote desert road favored by drug smugglers and human traffickers. It's so deadly, all who travel it must sign a Hold Harmless agreement freeing the U.S. government from any claim due to injury or loss of life.There's something else you need to know: Bobby and Frank are lying to each other. They both have their own reasons for finding the gold, and during their journey they meet Altia Morales, a beautiful federal agent, who follows them into the desert. The road to the treasure will be marked by the natural dangers of this mysterious area, betrayal, unexpected alliances and encounters with the blood-sucking beast of the desert — the Chupacabra.Print version: https://www.createspace.com/3765605Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/8xofqyo...

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ISBN : 13447836
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Number of Pages : 330 Pages
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The Devil's Highway Reviews

  • E. Bard
    2019-04-06 06:34

    If you enjoy the thrill of surprise, The Devil's Highway might just be the book for you. One thing I have to say about this novel is: it was full of surprises. When I picked it up, I half expected another buddy-buddy road trip adventure-slash-treasure hunt to unfold. I was woefully mistaken. The one thing it isn't is another buddy road trip adventure. In fact, it might just defy sub genre classification entirely. This novel just contains nearly everything. I'll try not to give away too many details, but this story had it all. From urban explorers to the white supremacist biker gang, a Chupacabra, illegal immigrants, unexpected heroes, unexpected villains, rednecks, militia, federales, techno-gadgetry, drug running, white slavery, gold mining, robots... there was even a British guy.The Devil's Highway is a book that will appeal to readers who enjoy action thrillers and are not put off by violence and difficult themes. For me personally, the violence and subject matter wore me down in places. I was grateful the author handled those parts professionally and avoided graphic detail. In all honesty, my own rating would be between three and four stars (3.5). However, I think for many readers this would be a four or five star book. So with rounding, it gets four here.

  • ThrillersRockT
    2019-04-01 00:33

    If you enjoy the thrill of surprise, The Devil's Highway might just be the book for you. One thing I have to say about this novel is: it was full of surprises. When I picked it up, I half expected another buddy-buddy road trip adventure-slash-treasure hunt to unfold. I was woefully mistaken. The one thing it isn't is another buddy road trip adventure. It's something else entirely.Other than being a thriller, The Devil's Highway defies sub genre classification. What can I say about it? The story just contains so much of nearly everything. I'll try not to give away too many details, but this story had it all. From urban explorers to the white supremacist biker gang, a Chupacabra, illegal immigrants, unexpected heroes, unexpected villains, militia, federales, techno-gadgetry, drug running, white slavery, gold mining, robots... there was even a British guy. Something new was always just around the next page.This is the kind of novel that would be enjoyed by a reader who loves to keep track of intricate plot twisting and a variety of characters with a multitude of motives. There were many characters, each of them rich with their own histories. There were fascinating injections of culture and technology. The pace was fast, sometimes racing along at break-neck speed.The Devil's Highway is a book that will appeal to readers who enjoy action thrillers and are not put off by violence and difficult themes. For me personally, the violence and subject matter wore me down at points. I was grateful the author handled those parts professionally and avoided graphic detail. However, I think for many readers this would be a four or five star book. In all honesty, my own rating would be between a three and a four. Of course with rounding, it gets four on most book review rating systems.Review by E. Bard

  • LORI CASWELL
    2019-04-02 23:26

    Bobby and Frank are on a journey to find a hidden treasure of gold. They have a map but it takes a good deal of research to decipher the clues. The map points are located along The El Camino Del Diablo, commonly called the Devil's Highway, a remote desert road favored by drug smugglers and human traffickers. It's so deadly, all who travel it must sign a Hold Harmless agreement freeing the U.S. government from any claim due to injury or loss of life. Plus there is the added danger of the legendary Chupacabra, the blood sucking beast of the desert.Dollycas's ThoughtsThis story really grabbed me from the start. It is full of surprises and twists and non-stop action. It is one of those books that is hard to review because I don't want to give to much away. The story is well written with several interesting characters in a very interesting setting.This area of the country usually makes headlines as where many illegal immigrants try to make the way into the U.S. from Mexico. Many of them die along this trail. A book with this same title reconstructs an actual event. The ordeal of sun and thirst of two dozen men in May 2001, half of whom suffered excruciating deaths.In this fictional story the characters meet up with groups trying to make their way into the U.S. and face the same deadly conditions in addition to some fictional events that are even more deadly.Another great debut from another author to watch.

  • Jack Carstairs
    2019-03-28 05:42

    What would you get if Stephen King and Michael Crichton had an author baby? The answer is R. Scott Douglas. This book has the same kind of casual easiness as King's best writing with the technology and suspense Mr. Crichton offered at his best. It is the story of two friends, Bobby and Frank, who successfully solve a mysterious treasure map and travel to Arizona to find a secret stash of indian gold. To reach it they must travel the Devil's Highway, a road that is so dangerous you have sign a waver from the government saying you or your family won't file a lawsuit if you die while traveling on it. BTW, this is a real place in southern Arizona, and the waver is real too. The two friends find more than they bargained for along the highway, including dangerous bikers that want the gold and possibly an ancient beast thought only to exist in legend. I can not tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I could hardly put it down once its started to twist and turn with one unexpected event after another. A warning, some may find it violent, but I don't think it's anything that would stop people from reading it. It's too much fun otherwise because I can honestly say I never saw what was coming next. That is something I like to say about any book I read.

  • Elena
    2019-04-11 04:40

    Bobby and Frank are interesting characters; neither is what they told the other they are and both are hiding a dangerous secret. Throughout the book we learn that they are morally ambiguous characters.Only very few things about these characters are revealed at the same time until the moment when the whole truth is shown. It is done in a good way and leaves the reader wondering who they are, because the small clues can point in several directions (good, bad or neither).I won’t say what happens with the chupacabra because I would be spoiling the mystery, but there is an explanation for the enigmatic creature that makes sense.This book is different to most thriller / adventure novels at first. There is no clear main character or group, although Bobby and Frank appear in more pages. We have a few people who are all important for the development of the story (some are not so important at the beginning, but they become very important later). At the middle of the novel this changes and two main groups are formed. At this point it becomes clear who the good guys and who the bad guys are.While the first few chapters might be a bit slow, the rest of the plot is fast-paced and full of bullets. You will want to continue reading to find out more.

  • Barry Monroe
    2019-04-03 01:14

    The Devil's HighwayThis book caught me by surprise. It's about two friends searching for gold, an ancient treasure, in present day Arizona on the El Camino Del Diablo or the Devil's Highway. Bobby and Frank are hiding secrets from each other as they travel the deadly devil's highway (a real place in Arizona) and try to avoid white supremicist bikers also hunting for the gold. They meet other people along the way and the story becomes as much about them, if not more. Thats what I thought was good about this story. Your not sure who to root for until it becomes very clear that its about good guys and bad guys, or like a chapter in the book is called Heroes and Villians (is that a reference to the Beach Boys song?).

  • Paul Jablon
    2019-04-06 04:22

    This is just what I was looking for to read on a long flight and layover. Its pacing is top notch, the characters well drawn and lotsof unexpected developments. I started reading while waiting for my plane and continued to read while flying. In fact, it kept me up longer than it should have. I really needed the sleep! But it was worthwhile. I refuse to discuss the plot too much because I don't want to give any of the surprises away. I'll just say it starts with a treasure hunt and turns into something else. Enjoy!

  • Alice Mcphie
    2019-04-01 01:33

    I don't know why the character of Alita Morales isn't mentioned more. She's a great female role model and a tough character. She was my favorite part of the whole book, and she's not mentioned in any description of the book and the whole story revolves around her - she considers the results of her actions, but that doesn't stop her from acting. Great character. Great book.And I really liked Bobby Black too, even though he is a total mess! A real bad boy.

  • Janice Ross
    2019-04-16 07:41

    This book is so original its hard to classify. Its a thriller about a treasure hunt in Arizona along the border. There are so many twists, it kept me reading long past when I should have been asleep. I don't want to say to much and ruin the surprises, but who you think are the heroes may not be. I won't say any more.