“There was no honor among thieves. Boys in the game only respected you in direct proportion to how much they needed you divided by how much they feared you.”
Blacktop Wasteland is full of action and suspense. Just when you think it may let up, S.A. Cosby shifts the action into another gear. It is a nonstop adrenaline rush (You know it’s going to be good when the book starts out with a drag race).
We ride along with Beauregard “Bug” Montage, who is a complex character with many titles: father, husband, son, car mechanic, and getaway driver. He struggles providing an honest living for his family as owner of a mechanic shop. He is drawn back into the getaway driver world for one last job; a jewelry heist he just can’t pass up. But can it really be the last when he gets so much excitement and fulfillment doing something, he feels like he was born to do?
The ending leaves you wanting more. The reader isn’t done with these characters, and I have a sneaking suspicion that Cosby isn’t either. I, for one, am hoping for a sequel!
For this book, I highly recommend listening to the audiobook. It is narrated by Adam Lazarre-White, who does an absolute phenomenal job voicing the different characters. I could not imagine another voice for Beauregard. It was perfect. Not only did Lazarre-White capture the main character’s voice, but he gave each character their own unique expression.