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Highway to Vengeance (A Thomas Highway Novel) [Kindle Edition]

Brian Springer
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Book Description

Praise for the book that spent two weeks as the #1 bestselling free Action/Adventure book on Kindle:

"Thomas Highway is a new thriller hero."
Cym Lowell, author of Riddle of Berlin

"Final verdict: It's a bad-ass story, that slams into you at full speed from the very start and takes you on a wild thrill ride."
Evie-bookish - 4/5 stars

"This was a really enjoyable action thriller that I raced through, with a main character I could root for."
TC@BookedUp - 4/5 stars

"You need to read this book."
Donna McBroom-Theriot

Join us on a high-octane thrill ride as former Navy SEAL Thomas Highway sets out to kill the man who murdered his wife while simultaneously negotiating a pair of covert government agencies. One is trying to stop him. One wants to help. But both have their own hidden agendas.

Highway's search leads to a former drug lord turned terrorist who's looking to smuggle a WMD under the porous Mexico border. But that's not going to happen. Not if Highway can help it.

From the sun-drenched beaches of San Diego to the crime-ridden streets of Tijuana, HIGHWAY TO VENGEANCE combines a hard-boiled, neo-noir, first-person POV with modern thriller elements and a highly accurate account of real-life SEAL training to create a twisting novel that explores the darkness within us all, the lengths one man will go to avenge his lost love, and the difference between vengeance and justice.

Highway To Vengeance is a 60,000 word novel.

For fans of Lee Child, Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, and Stephen Hunter.

Includes a preview of THIRTEEN, a supernatural thriller.

Also available from Brian Springer:
Broken Highway (A Thomas Highway Short Story)
Thirteen (A Supernatural Thriller)
Blood Money (A Greg Kelton Novel)
Wet Work (A Greg Kelton Short Story)
Stain of Mind (The Serial Killer Journals Volume One)

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About the Author

Brian Springer has been writing fiction for more than ten years. Before he became a writer, he spent way too many years in various forms of retail management sandwiched around stints as a financial planner and a baseball player in the Spanish Professional League. Prior to that, he spent four years at the University of San Diego playing baseball. He eventually graduated with a degree in Business Administration, and earned his MBA from USD shortly after. He lives in California with his wife and their two children.

Product Details

  • File Size: 530 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Ann Egan Publishers (March 29, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UGMW2Y
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #586,796 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent storytelling June 18, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book woke me up to the idea that there must be oodles of undiscovered hidden talent in the Indie book industry. While Highway to Vengeance is in the hardboiled mystery genre, it participates in none of its cliches, while, at the same time, feeling comfortingly familiar. I don't know how Brian Springer managed to give me the feeling that the story was an old-school classic, and at the same time, that it was incredibly modern and timely, except to say that the author is one masterful storyteller.

I was convinced that the author had himself been a Navy SEAL (like the main character) until I read the "About the Author" at the end. It's a rich and complex story, while managing to be a story about the simplest thing of all: revenge. Like I said, I don't know how he does both at the same time, but he does.

Brian Springer seems new to the scene of publishing, but with writing like this, he isn't going to stay in the shadows for long.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go through the training to be a Navy Seal? With the world just having witnessed the Seals completing a perfect mission to rid the world of Osama bin Laden, we have probably all thought about the training required to prepare brave young men and women for such a mission.

Highway to Vengeance is the story of a former Seal, Thomas Highway. He has been adjusting to civilian life. Having just completed a romantic lunch with his new wife, he helplessly watches here being intentionally run-over in a pedestrian cross-walk by a hit-and-run driver. Thought he San Diego police declare the death to be an accident, Highway knows better.

In moments, he enlists the help of a friend to commence an operation to find the killer and wreak vengeance. We are immediately drawn into the clandestine operations of a mercenary band formed just after 9/11 to do work that Government bureaucracies cannot accomplish. The murder is attributed by the operatives to a compromised Mexican drug lord, who is said to be seeking a new gang by bringing weapons of mass destruction under the border via tunnel.

Highway completes the mission only to discover that he is hunted. Is it by the mercenaries, Homeland Security, his friend working with one or the other, or someone else. There is no place to turn, other than to face the music straight up. His story is told in first person, so we can feel his emotions in each step of the story.

As a respite from the constant action of the story, we are treated us to a detailed explanation of the steps in Seal training. It becomes obvious why so few of the recruits are able to complete the training, male or female.

Brian Springer brings a clear new voice to the thriller genre.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, thrilling and fast-paced! June 17, 2011
Highway to Vengeance by Brian Springer is a fast-paced and gripping action thriller. Well written and with a solid plot, it's a perfect read for long summer evenings with a cuppa coffee!

The protagonist of this story, Thomas Highway is an ex-Navy SEAL. He decided to join the Navy ranks after the 911 attacks, but was forced to drop out not long after finishing his training, due to a life-threatening health issue. The story starts with Thomas and his wife, Josie, having their weekly lunch at a BBQ place in San Diego. It's a beautiful, sunny day, the food was fantastic and everyone is in a great mood, especially Tom and Josie, who seem to be as in love with each other as ever. Everything is just perfect. After the meal they separate, as Josie has an important meeting at her office. She leaves first and Tom, still sitting at the restaurant's patio, is watching her cross the street. That's when everything comes tumbling down. From where he sits, Tom witnesses Josie being hit by a speeding car. She dies in his arms few minutes later. Highway is convinced that the so-called car accident wasn't an accident at all, but a deliberate murder. Devastated and desperate for vengeance, he's set on doing everything he can to find the person behind Josie's murder. With help from his best friend, Willis (who owns a Security and Investigations Company), Thomas will do whatever it takes to avenge his wife's death.

As he goes deeper into his investigation, he realizes that the murder of his wife is actually a conspiracy on a much bigger scale than he ever expected. Before he knows it, he's caught up in a situation involving Homeland Security, Mexican drug cartels, Weapons of Mass Destruction and a suspicious government agency intent on using him as a pawn in their conspiracy game.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Highway to Vengance November 25, 2011
By Vonnie
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This book was okay. It was basically pretty straight forward no suprises. If you like the "Death Wish" movies, this book is right up your alley. It was interesting enough to have me finish it though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!! October 2, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Very few novels are as well written as this one. Brian Springer starts the book with a bang and never slows down. The tension builds and builds as secrets are revealed and the plot twists and turns. The story is very well researched to be almost too realistic at times---sometimes we want a little more fantasy in our novel to feel good, but still we were amazed at how well written the book was from beginning to end. Hopefully more beginning authors will read stories like this to learn how to create a really good story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 months ago by Ke-Ke
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I really liked the story about the ex-Seal and his quest for the person behind his wife' murder. The writing style seemed a bit off, like maybe this was the author's first book and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Greatdanes
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD!!
This is a good product! I would give it a an "A" ! I love it !I would recommend it to everyone!!
Published 19 months ago by Sally Sue
3.0 out of 5 stars Book Review
I thought the book was ok. The action was the usual, but did not like how 'stuck' on himself the main character was.
Published 20 months ago by 2hpypets
4.0 out of 5 stars I always like it when the good guy wins
Pretty good read. Just long enough to get the point across. Will probably read some other of his books. Nice job
Published 20 months ago by L. Case
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I enjoyed the drama and suspense. Springer weaves a tale that keeps your interest up and anticipation high. Nicely done.
Published 22 months ago by Copeland CreativeRobert A. Copeland
5.0 out of 5 stars Highway to Vengeance
This is a fast pace mystery book.It keeps you guessing what comes next.Another book from a new author for me that I couldn't put down.
Published 24 months ago by bobbieG
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't mess with a Navy Seal
Don't mess with a navy seal. Simple plot with twists and turns. A little crass for me but a quick read. Somewhat ended quickly.
Published on December 17, 2012 by Jeanie S
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Read.
Enjoyed this book, finished it quickly. It wasn't unique as action stories go, but pretty well written. There were some plot twists that I liked. Read more
Published on September 21, 2012 by Tx Rose
4.0 out of 5 stars Tough Guy Hero
This was an enjoyable experience. The characters are well drawn and the action is fast. I didn't find it as well written as other 'tough-guy hero' type of action/adventure books... Read more
Published on August 14, 2012 by DaveReadsALot
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More About the Author

Brian Springer has been writing for upwards of ten years, starting when he was in grad school. He got so bored in class he started on a book and hasn't looked back since. He spent a few years with an agent in New York but after the agent wasn't able to place anything Brian decided to take matters into his own hands.

Brian spent his whole life playing baseball, culminating in a six-month stint in the Spanish Professional League. He spent the majority of the next few years managing a big chain bookstore but has also dabbled in the finance industry and some other short stints doing random things.

He has an MBA from the University of San Diego and has been married to Kimberley Springer for eleven years and counting. Together they have two young children.

He's currently editing two other books besides Blood Money and Highway to Vengeance. One is a supernatural thriller and the other is a more along the lines of his previous two, a straight action-thriller called Black Days.

Please feel free to visit him at or look him up on Facebook or Twitter and let him know what you thought of his books.

Brian Springer

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