New from Down & Out Books …
GRAND THEFT CARGO by Linda Sands
Book 1 in the Cargo Series
Publication date: February 27, 2017
Synopsis … Tenacious trucker Jojo Boudreaux and her co-driver beau Tyler Boone spend their days- and nights- delivering cargo coast to coast. Old Blue, their custom Peterbilt tractor-trailer makes the perfect home for a man who never had one and a Louisiana tomboy who thinks an oven is for storing guns. But life on the road isn’t all sing-a-longs and sunsets.
When Jojo and Boone are called in to deliver an abandoned load of high-profile pharmaceuticals to a secure warehouse, they delay their vacation for the quick, easy job with the big paycheck, forgetting that nothing quick and easy ever comes with a big paycheck.
Grand Theft Cargo is a wild ride from start to finish with a secretive highwayman, explosive house bombs, singing telegrams, flaming mice, secret cancer drugs, dead truckers, an agency that can’t be named, and enough crashes and car chases to remind you these road cowboys have no qualms crossing the zipper to walk the dog in the hammer lane.
Praise for GRAND THEFT CARGO …
“If you were looking for a cozy mystery, this ain’t it. This is a Texas thriller with narrative and dialogue as sharp as the blade on a truck driver’s pocket knife.” —Patrick Kendrick, award-winning author of The Savants.
“Linda Sands knows how to tell one hell of a story. Grand Theft Cargo is replete with clever dialogue and colorful characters, and a plot that speeds along like a Freightliner. Strap yourself in before you start to read this one.” —Baron R. Birtcher, award-winning author of Rain Dogs and South California Purples.
“Linda Sands takes murder and mayhem on a fabulous road trip with Jojo Boudreaux, a beautiful truck driver who is a woman of many a man’s dreams. But hurt the people she loves and Jojo transforms into your worst nightmare. Grand Theft Cargo is a high-speed thrill ride with enough crashes and explosions to keep your heart racing from the first to last page!” —M.K. Gilroy, author of the Kristen Conner Mystery Series.
“A relentless, hard-driving Kenworth ride with a gorgeous truck driver who knows where the creeper gear is and never uses it. We’re in high gear and hurtling down the highway, as passengers in a road trip where we’d better be buckled up and even so, will be white-knuckling it all the way.” —Les Edgerton, author of The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping, The Rapist, The Bitch and others.
“Grand Theft Cargo is no ordinary road trip. It starts with action and keeps the rapid pace to the very end. Linda Sands has weaved an action-packed story with interesting characters mixed with a large dose of Cajun mystique. Her premise is unique and entertaining, as well as rife with suspense and intrigue. A guaranteed thrill ride with plenty of twists and turns.” —Chuck Barrett, bestselling author of Disruption.
“Fresh, meaty and thrilling, Grand Theft Cargo grabs you by the short hairs and refuses to let go. Linda Sands is a powerhouse of a writer and one we’ll be hearing from for a long time to come.” —Karin Gillespie, author of Love Literary Style.
“Sparse, gutsy writing pulled me into the world of truckers in Linda Sands’ Grand Theft Cargo. Attention to detail, clever dialogue, memorable characters and a riveting plot kept me right there on the edge of the cab seat. This is one ride you won’t want to miss!” —Susan Crawford, author of The Pocket Wife and The Other Widow.
“Grand Theft Cargo is east bound and down with great characters, loaded up and truckin’ with action. This is 18 wheels of mystery firing on all cylinders. Get behind the wheel and enjoy the ride.” —Eric Beetner, author of Rumrunners and Leadfoot.