Blacktop Wasteland

Blacktop Wasteland

Beauregard “Bug” Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. Bug knows there’s no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast.

He thought he'd left all that behind him, but as his carefully built new life begins to crumble, he finds himself drawn inexorably back into a world of blood and bullets. When a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can't-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver's seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear.

Haunted by the ghost of who he used to be and the father who disappeared when he needed him most, Bug must find a way to navigate this blacktop wasteland...or die trying.

Like Ocean’s Eleven meets Drive, with a Southern noir twist, S. A. Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime.

A husband, a father, a son, a business owner…And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi.

“Sensationally good—new, fresh, real, authentic, twisty, with characters and dilemmas that will break your heart. More than recommended.” —Lee Child

Title:Blacktop Wasteland
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250252678
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    Blacktop Wasteland Reviews

  • Meredith

    “They all underestimated him.” Blacktop Wasteland is an emotionally charged thriller/character study about a man willing to commit one last crime to save his family and livelihood. His decision mi...

  • karen

    if you like this book, or sympathetic antiheroes in general, come see this booklist thing i wrote for f(r)ictionA mistake is a lesson, unless you make the same mistake twice.ugh, i loved this book. i ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Fascinating, invigorating, raw, harsh, adrenaline pumping, one of the greatest reads of the year highly recommended to the lovers of tasty crime novels and noir genre. Nope, I cannot give anything les...

  • Kaceey

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Five fabulous action packed stars!Buckle in for an edge of your seat crime thriller that will leave you breathless.Beauregard, also known as Bug, is a man locked in a per...

  • Liz

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Five big stars!Absolutely nothing is going right in Beauregard “Bug” Montage’s life. The loan on his business is past due, his kid needs braces and he’s just been hit with a bil...

  • Roxane

    Too expository but the action is exhilarating. It’s like Fast and Furious but literary....

  • Dave

    Cosby's "Blacktop Wasteland" is a lesson in what makes a great crime fiction novel. And, when I say great, you better believe it. It harkens back to all the top caper novels. It's all about a guy name...

  • Michelle

    4.5 stars rounded upI've waited almost an entire day before I wrote this review to provide enough time to ruminate on all there is to unpack with this story. Beauregard “Bug” Montage, is the guy y...

  • Kemper

    I received a free advance copy of this from NetGalley for review.You know how some cars have a handhold mounted above the doors on the interior, and you hear people call them the “Oh-Shit-Handle” ...

  • Elle

    Holy shit this was good. Literally from the first chapter this book went off like a firecracker and never let up. Beauregard Montage might be the most inherently badass character I’ve ever come acro...