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Savage Highway by [Godwin, Richard]
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"The road novel from hell, a scarifying, terrifying tour of a nether world that Godwin convinces us is right beneath our feet, a surrealist inferno that makes Dante's version look like a Rotary breakfast. By no means for the fainthearted, SAVAGE HIGHWAY has one lesson for any readers who plan a visit to the American Southwest: take the train."-Castle Freeman Jr., author of THE DEVIL IN THE VALLEY "I find Richard Godwin to be an exceptional writer with an extraordinarily fine mind. He conducted over two weeks the single best interview I've ever been involved with. His novels are always good with crackling dialogue. His latest, Wrong Crowd, is dazzling. Read him."-Luke Rhinehart, author of bestselling The Dice Man (The novel that inspired Sir Richard Branson to found the Virgin Empire.) "Richard Godwin's Savage Highway is one of those irresistible hard-boiled reads that's reminiscent of old school black and white noir. From the very start you know this is going to be one hell of a car wreck, yet you can't resist going along for the ride and loving every minute of it. A riveting story, this is classic Godwin." -Vincent Zandri, New York Times andUSA Today Bestselling Author of Orchard Grove and When Shadows Come

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"Exceptional writer ... crackling dialogue ... dazzling. Read him."--Luke Rhinehart, author of bestselling The Dice Man

"One of those irresistible hard-boiled reads that’s reminiscent of old school black and white noir. ... A riveting story, this is classic Godwin."--Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of Orchard Grove.

Women are disappearing on the highway, a drifter hunts the men who raped her, and a journalist discovers law has broken down in the area.

On a remote highway in Arizona women are disappearing at truck stops. Journalist Johnny Sullivan travels to the area to investigate. He encounters hitchhiker Patty, who is being hunted by violent trucker Red. Patty tells Johnny of the local myth of the maniac trucker. Johnny also meets Valentino de La Cruz, a mysterious Mexican who is looking for his missing sister. Valentino is having an affair with Natasha, the wife of recently murdered businessman, Theodore Mills, whose wealth funds the corrupt police force in the area. The local Highway Patrol is run by sexually sadistic Sam Roche and Franklin Norman and they want to put an end to Johnny’s snooping. Marshall Simmons knows a lot about the goings on in the area, and has a young woman captive in a house. He is reprogramming her identity. Meanwhile Johnny discovers that years previously serial killer Donald Lake disappeared in the area while in transit between prisons. And it seems he had police help. But what is being done to the women? And who is running the criminal organisation that controls the area? Savage Highways is about lawlessness and the hunt for justice in a no man’s land. Pedal to the floor all the way, the narrative speeds towards its stunning and unforeseeable conclusion.

"The road novel from hell ... a surrealist inferno that makes Dante's version look like a Rotary breakfast."--Castle Freeman Jr., author of THE DEVIL IN THE VALLEY

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3181 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WildBlue Press (Jan. 13 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AL7AC0O
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #791,515 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I really enjoyed this very well written book. The story is full of twists, turns and surprises. The main "good guys" are very likeable characters. I do not usually read this type of book but I was hooked from page 1 and the book held my interest all the way through. It is a real page turner and I highly recommend it.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't read alone! Jan. 14 2016
By JoAnn Brown - Published on Amazon.com
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Very well written and I enjoyed this book very much.

This author has a unique way of writing. When you start the book its like you just walked into a room in the middle of a conversation... Or turned on a movie that started 10 minutes ago.

No fore play sorta speak, no huge description of the sene or characters really.

Then as you go along all the pieces start filling in and making sense about whats really happening. Plus you start getting a feel for a environment and the characters.

By that time your hooked!

This author also has a very vivid (or I hope it is) imagination. He'll put you right into the sene and leave imagines in your mind that you'd rather not stay... A few times I wondered if the law should be watching him, lolol.

If you have a problem with violence against another human being, do not read!

But for those of you with a strong stomach, heart, like evil that only men can do and serial killer plots... This book is well worth reading!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I may never go to Arizona after reading this book Jan. 21 2016
By S. Priester - Published on Amazon.com
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Like a hellish Brigadoon....
a few corrupt, connected and nightmarish small towns in Arizona are able to open and close their access to the outside world.
Travelers are allowed, enticed, or abducted in....and then the entry closes behind them and the towns "disappear".
Those who are in the towns fall into 2 categories....killers and victims.
But calling the first group killers is much too flattering.
The methods they use to achieve their goal puts them into a whole new level,
best described as the stuff of nightmares.

This book is brutal and disturbing, the genre is unique, I would call it a horror thriller.
The sexual sadism repelled me as a reader, but at the same time I felt compelled to read on
to see what happened next and who would survive.
It is unclear for much of the book who is good who is bad. Spoiler alert.....if you're betting, odds favor the bad.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do not read in the dark Jan. 15 2016
By Kim Ristoff - Published on Amazon.com
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I started reading and could not put down. This is a page turner that just makes you look behind the door. I could not put down. It is definitely not for the faint of heart but I enjoyed it and couldn't wait to turn the page but sad when it ended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping! Feb. 16 2016
By C. BRAZIL - Published on Amazon.com
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I am glad this is not a true story! This book had me hooked from the first paragraph. There are many graphic "scenes" that keep you in its grip if you love this genre...which I do. It's like watching a horror movie as the female protagonist puts herself in danger over and over. Eventually, the reader does understand as it all comes together.

Wonderfully written as it keeps the reader not wanting to put it down. I recommend this book to anyone who loves thriller and horror genres. Many scenes are extremely graphic, so beware.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling! Jan. 25 2016
By 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
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I was surprised at how fast this novel took off for me as I usually read True Crime and not fiction these days. It was a page-turner from the very first. Well-written and disturbing. Definitely a good one for those who like thrillers, and even the horror genre. It was my first time reading anything by Mr. Godwin, but it won't be my last.