Lane Harper, a bookie, played pro football and has math skills at the genius level. This combo lets him crank out betting lines that draw lots of high stakes gamblers. Besides illegal bookmaking, Harper has a legit freight hauling enterprise. A habitual gambler involved in a contract hit secretly hides in Harper’s 18-wheeler a cache of documents that detail where millions of dollars stolen in Iraq are stashed and also fingers the thieves.
Out west on U.S. Interstates, a desperate prostitute hijacks Harper’s rig. She’s clueless about the dangerous cargo and the CIA trained killer who will do anything to get it. The bright red Kenworth gives the hooker a one-shot chance, and with the pedal down, she ticks off the miles until she can pull over and face what took her to the brink.
Back in Dallas, Harper dodges disaster trying to follow the trail to his missing semi rig, going down back roads that lead to mutilated bodies and eerie tales about a murdering military contractor. A dead man’s documents can save hundreds of innocents from a violent death, if Harper finds his truck first. Bookies don’t go to the feds with gambles like this. A rogue undercover cop gives Harper backup while he uses charm and do-or-die grit to piece together clues that cast a chilling prospect of what’s looming when his 18-wheel semi rolls into town.
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Published March 5, 2013
by Philip Watson.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.