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Slow Curve On the Coquihalla

(The first book in the Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery series)
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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 Coquihalla highway that winds through the mountains in British Columbia, his distraught daughter wants to know how and why he died. Not long afterwards, while driving the same highway, her husband's brakes are tampered with, almost creating another fatal accident on a treacherous incline, This compels Hunter Rayne, a fellow trucker and retired RCMP detective, 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 a traditional 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.


"Those were the best mysteries I've read in a long time!! As soon as I finished the first one I bought the second and felt empty when I finished it! The characters were awesome and so there that I somehow think they are in my life."

"I think that Hunter Rayne would make a great TV detective, driving around the country in his rig visiting different states and helping to solve crimes. He is that interesting of a character."

"The Hero to me is the heart of the story ..."

"I hope to see the Hunter Rayne series become movies and audio books."

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Used availability for R E Donald's Slow Curve On the Coquihalla

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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Slow Curve on the Coquihalla: A Hunter Rayne highway mystery
Author(s): R E Donald
ISBN: 0-9881118-0-2 / 978-0-9881118-0-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Proud Horse Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Slow Curve on the Coquihalla (A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery, Book 1)
Author(s): R E Donald
Publisher: Proud Horse Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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