"Hold on to your hat because Deathload is taking you on the most breathtaking ride of your life." "Deathload is a whirlwind of intensity!"
If you liked James Patterson's "Chase," you'll love Deathload. This thriller will take Lee Child's "Killing Floor" up to the penthouse!
Great "Crime Action Fiction," Gut wrenching "Action Thriller Fiction," and I can't put this book down "Mystery Action Fiction." Hey, ladies and germs, It's all here between these quick-turning pages.
Phoenix detective Manny Breen, also a karate expert, has his skill and karate expertise challenged as he battles the two explosive brutes as they zip across the country destroying Air Force Bases.
Joining Manny is Phoenix Police chopper pilot Sharon Kramer, a feisty female heroine, who's a match for Manny's bravura.
Villains? How about Vince Fazio, billionaire truck tycoon and ex-CIA operative who is the mastermind behind the two destructive behemoths. Seeking revenge for his Marine son's death from friendly fire in Desert Storm, Vince is a powerhouse of cruelty and brutality who can make grown men pee in their pants.
Deathload is fierce, forceful, unforgettable, and totally engrossing.
The premise of the two unstoppable and seemingly indestructible 18-wheelers is a crazy concept, but it works, and I ended up loving every minute of it. Once they get rolling, it is pure entertainment of the action film variety. I’ve read books before that I would describe as having “non-stop action,” but Deathload seriously holds the title. I read this book in one sitting because I literally didn’t want to put it down.
Vincent Fazio, the villain behind the trucks, is a multimillionaire with CIA connection and may seem a sympathetic figure at first. His son, a likable young man we meet at the start of the story, is tragically killed by friendly fire while deployed in Iraq. However, you soon realize the father’s revenge is based on what he feels is an insult to himself rather than any grief over the loss of his son. There are really no mitigating circumstances in what he is doing.
Two strong characters, Phoenix Police Detective Manny Breen and Helicopter Pilot Sharon Kramer, lead the story in trying to stop Fazio. He becomes involved when he witnesses the mammoth trucks in a hit-and-run traffic fatality that has very personal ramifications. She joins the hunt when she is dispatched to where he has wrecked out while following the massive machines. Together and separately, they are unrelenting in their pursuit of the deadly trucks.
The driver-less trucks tear up the southwestern United States as they attack Air Force bases located across the rugged, hot, and remote terrain. The destruction starts outside Phoenix, Arizona, and follows a path through New Mexico and Texas as they bear down on their ultimate destination: the White House. The villain’s revenge is single-mindedly about death and destruction. As the story progresses, thousands upon thousands of military personnel, law enforcement officers, and civilians are killed. The story includes graphic depictions of some of the deaths.
I recommend DEATHLOAD to readers that enjoy action-adventure stories that never let up. I was thoroughly swept up by the book and carried along by the continuous and intense action. I could easily see this story kicking off a series featuring the two leads, Manny and Sharon. This was entertainment.
I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving an Advanced Review Copy from Reedsy Discovery.
I love to read and hook up others with books that they might enjoy. I like genre fiction with a weakness for cozies, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, and westerns. My professional background is in law enforcement, fire, water, and environmental education. I have basset hounds and ham radio is a hobby.