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Slow Curve on the Coquihalla
     

Slow Curve on the Coquihalla

4.2 47
by R.E. Donald
 

When a well respected truck driver, the owner of a family trucking business, is found dead in his truck down a steep embankment along the Coquihalla highway that winds through the mountains in British Columbia, his distraught daughter wants to know how and why he died. Hunter Rayne, a fellow trucker and retired RCMP detective with daughters of his own, is compelled

Overview

When a well respected truck driver, the owner of a family trucking business, is found dead in his truck down a steep embankment along the Coquihalla highway that winds through the mountains in British Columbia, his distraught daughter wants to know how and why he died. Hunter Rayne, a fellow trucker and retired RCMP detective with daughters of his own, is compelled to help her find answers.
As he uncovers signs of illegal cross border activity originating in a Seattle warehouse, Hunter recruits an old friend, an outlaw biker, to infiltrate what appears to be an international smuggling ring. But while Hunter follows up clues and waits for critical information from his old friend, the wily biker starts to play his own angles.

Finally, putting all the pieces together, there in the dark on the same uphill curve on the Coquihalla highway, Hunter risks it all to confront the murderer.

Slow Curve on the Coquihalla is the first in a traditional mystery series featuring "semi-" professional sleuth, Hunter Rayne. After serving over 20 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and becoming a skilled detective, Hunter resigned from the force and took to the road as a long haul trucker. His ex-wife is convinced he is running away from the personal tragedy that made him leave a job he loved. Hunter himself doesn’t know why, he only knows he has to keep following the white lines.

What readers are saying about the Hunter Rayne highway mysteries:

"Those were the best mysteries I've read in a long time!! As soon as I finished the first one I bought the second and felt empty when I finished it! The characters were awesome and so there that I somehow think they are in my life."

"I think that Hunter Rayne would make a great TV detective, driving around the country in his rig visiting different states and helping to solve crimes. He is that interesting of a character."

"The Hero to me is the heart of the story ..."

"I hope to see the Hunter Rayne series become movies and audio books."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011505270
Publisher:
Proud Horse Publishing
Publication date:
09/05/2011
Series:
Hunter Rayne Highway Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
57,809
File size:
514 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

R.E. Donald is the author of the Hunter Rayne Highway Mysteries series. Ruth worked in the transportation industry in various capacities for over 25 years and draws on her own experiences in creating the characters and situations in her novels. Ruth attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., where she studied languages (Russian, French and German) and creative writing to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree. She currently lives on a ranch in the Cariboo region of, B.C. She and her partner, a French Canadian cowboy named Gilbert Roy, enjoy their Canadian Horses (Le Cheval Canadien) and other animals. Mysteries by R.E. Donald in the Hunter Rayne highway mystery series: - - - Slow Curve on the Coquihalla - - - Ice on the Grapevine - - - Sea to Sky - - - Sundown on Top of the World Sea to Sky is now also available in a German language edition. Translation by Ingrid Könemann-Yarnell. Please visit proudhorsepublishing.com or redonald.com for information on new releases.

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Slow Curve on the Coquihalla 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I read it. It was extremely well edited. The book is based in Canada. It is about an over the road truck driver ex police officer. ( called a constable there ) There is a small amount of cursing, no sex or romance, no gore. Some violence. Murder. This book was okay. I had a hard time getting interested in it and I skipped some pages because it seemed to go nowhere for chapters at a time. My husband really enjoyed this book and so did my brother. I honestly think my problem with it is, it is a man's novel. It sure is not chick lit. It is a stand alone book. Whodunit was a surprize. Read and enjoy. AD
LeeHolz More than 1 year ago
Former Sgt. Hunter Rayne of the Royal Mounted Canadian Police is retired. Nevertheless, Slow Curve On The Coquihalla is a police procedural as well as a first rate who-done-it. Author Donald plays fair with her clues in this well crafted mystery. Interesting characters and occasionally lyric descriptions of the Canadian West are a bonus. All in all a very enjoyable read.
Jan_Smith More than 1 year ago
Engaging, well written story with realistically developed and very likable characters. Involved plot with excellent touches of humor to break the tension of a very involved murder mystery that might have gone unrealized had Hunter not gotten involved. Looking forward to the next one....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
interesting characters, fresh setting and venue. will defintely look for more--want to know what happens with these people when the story ends.
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
Slow Curve on the Coquihalla (A Hunter Rayne highway mystery, #1) by R.E. Donald A respected truck driver ends up dead in an accident. At first it looks like like just that. But then things take a turn when his daughter starts asking questions. She turns to Hunter Rayne, an ex R.C.M.P and truck driver for help. Together they are out to find the truth and soon an accident becomes a homicide. A great murder mystery with some twists, turns, and surprises. I liked Hunter, I would love to read  more mysteries with him in it. I truly enjoyed this read!
Badapple More than 1 year ago
As a retired trucker (USA), I found this to be accurate in detail. However, this was a clever and unique plot. Well constructed, quick moving and did not belabor with non-essential detail. The more I read, the harder it was to put down.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Nicely written suspense that keeps you guessing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book holds your attention so your not bored readin it. I wish the main character had more pizazz. He's just too nicey nice. Would have loved to see him get tough. Otherwise it was a decent book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with likable characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the overall storyline and the info regarding the trucking life. However, even though perhaps the language is typical to this occupation , I think the story would be just as interesting (probably more so) without all of the "f____" words. Saturation point !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book seemed to be well researched, I'd be surprised if it wasn't geographically correct, the day to day trucking industry is well written about, it was very well edited, but for me, it was a dry read. Hunter, being a main character, lacked any flare, humor, or interest for me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You'll love this one . Gets you right from the start .
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Pat Phillips More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written believable story. Kept my interest. Real places help you picture the layout as it is written. Will read more of this author. Well done!! Keep up the good work. On to the grapevine where i have been many times! Keep up the good works!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this well-written book. I loved the story line and the characters. It held my interest from the beginning to the end. I look forward to reading more books by R.E. Donald.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good murder mystery. Godd characters. Well written and believeable...after all most murders are quite "ordinary" and done for the most mundane of reasons, not like all the crazed serial killer stories out there.
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I loved this entire series. Good character build up loved Hunter, would love to see R E Donald do a sequel to this series.
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