Detour, A Big Rig Thriller

Genre: Historical Thrillers

For Fans Of

Dick Francis, whose characters are "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and rise to the challenge. "Detour" even has horses--horsepower, that is. "Detour" has been compared to "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. To quote the reviewer: "Devorah Fox surely did a great job of making sure the story had the right information, which made me learn a great deal about trucking and Jewish traditions and upstate New York and made the informational bits of the novel truly genuine. Unlike The DaVinci Code, which held a ton of errors about history, the Catholic Church, Christianity, paintings, architecture, and a whole lot of other things, Detour truly felt like it was fact-checked a few times and made sure everything was actually true."

Book Summary

It's February, 1993, and trucker Archie “Super Man” Harlanson is traveling to New York's Hudson Valley with misgivings. He's eager to see his girlfriend Debbie, but her elitist parents? Not so much. When he ends up at the family home, he figures the hardest part will be surviving the onslaught of relatives arriving to celebrate the birth of Debbie's nephew. That is until the US President announces his plans to hold a campaign event nearby and the town is caught up in the media frenzy. When Archie stumbles on a deadly plot against the nation's leader he finds himself butting heads with skeptical local law enforcement, the FBI, and the White House security team, and dodging the would-be assassins who now have him in their sights, all while trying to keep his head down in a household crazy with new-baby fever.


"What a fun ride! Devorah really knows the trucking business. She brings the Hudson Valley to life. Interesting characters, thrilling story line. Very well written." "SUPER job! Takes me back to my days of long-haul trucker, which I truly loved." "Fox may have surpassed herself as an insightful and entertaining novelist. You will love Detour." "A reader's delight."

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About the Author

"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of award-winning books including a literary historical fantasy series and several thrillers, she also penned Mystery Mini Short Reads and contributed short stories to popular fantasy anthologies. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at

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