Slow Curve on the Coquihalla: A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery by R.E. Donald

Slow Curve on the Coquihalla: A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery

byR.E. Donald

Kobo ebook | September 5, 2011

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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 mountainous Coquihalla highway, his distraught daughter wants to know how and why his rig left the highway on an easy uphill curve.   Fellow trucker Hunter Rayne, a former homicide detective with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who is a father himself, 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 an intriguing 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.

Title:Slow Curve on the Coquihalla: A Hunter Rayne Highway MysteryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 5, 2011Publisher:Proud Horse PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great followup book. Thoroughly enjoyed it to the last page with it's twists and turns and red herrings.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slow curve on the coquihalla Excellent read. The author brings you right into the story with all the characters. Hard to put down. Looking forward to more of his adventures.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slow Curve on the Coquihalla Good characters based in a part of the world I am familiar with and interested in, southwestern Canada. The main character, Hunter Rayne, is a relatable person with real life issues and no super powers. It is a "feel good" book that does not make one angry with the world, our society or the evil people in it but still keeps me interested. The series reminds me of "The Cat Who" books.
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Trails I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Having lived in British Columbia for over 42 years I am familiar with most of the places the truckers visited on their runs. This was heart warming and made me feel included in the story, rather than just watching from the sidelines. Great plot with many twists and turns. I couldn't wait to pick it up again to see what was coming next.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book! I enjoyed this book. It had many suspects and kept me guessing as to "who done it".
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Retired RCMP detective turns to long haul trucking I received a review copy of this book thru LibraryThing Members review Hunter Rayne retired after twenty years as a RCMP detective, a few months and a driving course later, Hunter had his commercial driver's license and was on the road with his own truck transporting freight around the country. When Randy Danyluk, a friend, a Fellow trucker and owner of a small transport company is killed in a single vehicle accident, hunter is asked by his dispatcher (also an old friend of Randy’s) and Randy’s daughter Suzanne to check with his old RCMP pals to find out what happened. As it becomes clear that it is less likely to have been an accident, Hunter with some help from his friends start an informal investigation into Randy’s death, keeping the RCMP informed as he progresses The book is rather slow paced, but comfortable reading, and as it’s the first in a series it will be worthwhile following up.
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slow Curve on the Coquihalla Quite a good story and introduction to the trucking industry and its denizens. Although Hunter seems a bit too good to be true, Ms. Donald made him believable. I never read anything by Ms. Donald, but I soon deduced the author was a woman by the amount of detail presented.
Date published: 2014-04-10