Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel

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Following in his father’s footsteps, Beauregard “Bug” Montage was once one of the best getaway drivers on the East Coast but left that behind when he realized that was not the way he wanted to live his life. Bug has left his troubled past behind him and is a family man, devoted to his wife and children and the owner of a small garage. However, since a competitor has opened in town, Bug’s business is barely hanging on and he is struggling to make ends meet. Enter an associate from his past who dangles an easy job that Bug, feeling he has no alternative and despite his reservations, agrees to do. The heist does not go as planned and now Bug has to find a way to make things right.

When you’re not reading Blacktop Wasteland, you will be thinking about it. Author S.A. Cosby has written a character-driven and gritty crime noir that touches on race, poverty, and family relationships. Throughout the story, the reader cannot help but empathize with Bug’s struggle as he tries to understand a past that, for the most part, he is trying to forget, while at the same time recognizing that the past may be his chance to change his present and future. While not your typical thriller, readers that enjoy the genre will not be disappointed and should be prepared to enjoy the ride!


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Author Shawn A. Cosby
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Flatiron Books
Publish Date 7/14/2020
ISBN 9781250252678
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Issue September 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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