The Devil’s Highway
Self Published E-Book
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.
This 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.
About This Author
R. Scott Douglas has, at various times in his life, been a journalist, magazine editor, documentary filmmaker and currently is a corporate communications manager. He enjoys traveling and exploring and counts his many trips to various desert regions of the world as some his favorite times. When he’s not in the desert, he can be found in the water (snorkeling) or above it (kayaking).
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