A tangled web of violence and betrayal drive this story of international intrigue
After a dishonorable discharge from a top-notch covert Coast Guard position, Zach Morrow is left with almost nothing. When a Homeland Security agent asks him for his help in exchange for an honorable discharge and his full pension, Zach agrees. All he has to do is go back to his hometown and get information on an old classmate. That old classmate is Duncan Crowley, a highly successful smuggler of booze, cigarettes, and pot who's branching out for a bigger scorea shipping container that Homeland Security thinks is a weapon of mass destruction.
An action-packed novel of deception and double crosses, Night Road will have you racing to the end to find out where allegiances really lie.
"Surprises keep coming until the last page, where we're let in on a vast, circular plot reminiscent of Grishamand worthy of him."Booklist
"[DuBois] writes a mean novel...Nothing is quite what it seems in this book, at once an adventure, a caper novel, a sting operation, and a suspenseful story of conspiracy and betrayal."Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"A taut, suspenseful thriller."Library Journal
"DuBois throws in a pleasing final surprise."Kirkus Reviews
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|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Brendan DuBois (New Hampshire) is the author of Resurrection Day, the Lewis Cole series, and several other novels. His short stories have been included in several "Best of" anthologies, and have won two Barry Awards and an Al Blanchard Crime Fiction Award. Visit him online at www.brendandubois.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What is Honor? In the Great North Woods of NH. It took me a little while to get into this book because I like heroes, and this is another example of DuBois’ mastery of showing that everything in life is not clear cut good vs. evil. The author shows both good and bad sides in most of the lead characters. And as with good suspense, there is enough truth tied to the fiction that it makes you not want to watch the news quite so closely. History shows how easily too much of this story has been and could be real. As I said in my review of his “Amerikan Eagle” …doing (or even knowing) the right thing, is rarely a clear or easy choice… applies even more to the story told here. Notes: There is a bit of political proselytizing, but not out of the scope of the characters in the story. There is violence: blood, murder, mutilation, sex, hints of child abuse, rape I was going to give it a solid good 4 star rating until I got into the second half and when I couldn’t put it down, read through the night, to a very good 5 star end. There were a couple eye rolling coincidences, but nothing beyond literary license. There has been a rumor that this might be the start of another series of books by DuBois. If you know his work, he writes in various formats. To compare it to my first love DuBois’ Lewis Cole series, Zach Morrow is grittier and darker, the tone more like his alternative history books, and a great read (but I still love Lewis best, Brendan). Format: Borrowed eBook