Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel (Mass Market)

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Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner • New York Times Notable Book • NPR’s Best Books of the Year • BookPage’s #1 Mystery and Suspense of the Year • Sun Sentinel’s #1 Best Mystery of the Year

“I loved Blacktop Wasteland...[A] fast-paced, bareknuckle thriller.” -Stephen King

“A roaring, full-throttle thriller, crackling with tension and charm.” -The New York Times Book Review

A husband, a father, a son, a business owner...And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi.

Beauregard “Bug” Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. Bug knows there’s no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast.

He thought he'd left all that behind him, but as his carefully built new life begins to crumble, he finds himself drawn inexorably back into a world of blood and bullets. When a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can't-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver's seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear.

Haunted by the ghost of who he used to be and the father who disappeared when he needed him most, Bug must find a way to navigate this blacktop wasteland...or die trying.

Like Ocean’s Eleven meets Drive, with a Southern noir twist, S. A. Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime.

About the Author


S. A. Cosby is an Anthony Award-winning writer from Southeastern Virginia. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was named a best book of the year by NPR, The Guardian, and Library Journal, among others. When not writing, he is an avid hiker and chess player.

Praise For…


New York Times Notable Book NPR’s Best Books of 2020 BookPage’s #1 Mystery and Suspense of 2020 Sun Sentinel’s #1 Best Mystery of 2020 Library Journal Best Crime Fiction for 2020 Suspense Magazine Best of 2020 The Guardian’s Best Crime & Thriller Novels of 2020 BookRiot’s Best Books of 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist Chicago Public Library’s Best Books of 2020 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2020 Booklist Editors’ Choice 2020 CrimeReads The Best Novels of 2020

“A fast-paced, fresh take on noir that tears through the underbelly of Virginia.”

—New York Times

"One of the year's strongest novels.
The noir story quickly accelerates and doesn’t lose speed until it careens to its finale. It’s a look at race, responsibility, parenthood and identity via pin-perfect characters with realistic motives. Cosby invests Blacktop Wasteland with emotion while delivering a solid thriller."
Sun Sentinel

“I loved Blacktop Wasteland, by S.A. Cosby. The epigram tells you all you need to know about this fast-paced, bareknuckle thriller: 'Drive it like you stole it.'”
Stephen King

“Violence-tinged heists, muscle cars, and dead-end poverty in America generate the full-on action and evocative atmosphere in this beautifully wrought tale.”
—Boston Globe



Product Details
ISBN: 9781250849700
ISBN-10: 1250849705
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Pages: 384
Language: English

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