R.E. Donald books in order
R.E. Donald is a Canadian writer and author of the Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery Series.
She attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., where she studied languages (Russian, French and German) and creative writing in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Having worked in various capacities in the transportation industry for nearly three decades, Ruth draws inspiration from her personal experiences, and those of her late husband, Jim Donald.
She currently lives on a ranch in Lone Butte, B.C., with her partner, Gilbert Roy.
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery
- Slow Curve on the Coquihalla (2011)
- Ice on the Grapevine (2011)
- Sea to Sky (2013)
- Sundown on Top of the World (2015)
- Yellowhead Blues (2019)
Detailed book overview
A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery
When the lifeless body of an esteemed truck driver, who’s also the owner of a family trucking business, is discovered in his truck along the Coquihalla highway, the daughter of the deceased is left devastated.
Soon afterwards, her husband narrowly escapes a tragic accident along the same highway after his brakes were interfered with, prompting fellow driver and retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police detective, Hunter Rayne, to help solve the mystery.
It doesn’t take long for Hunter to uncover a trail of illegal cross border activity originating in a Seattle warehouse.
And to infiltrate what seemingly looks like an international smuggling ring, he’ll need the help of and old friend and outlaw biker.
When a frozen dead body is discovered at a highway brake check just south of the Grapevine Pass, retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police detective, Hunter Rayne, is dispatched to clear fellow truck drivers in police custody for the crime.
Hunter is however frustrated by the fact that the suspects, a couple that recently got married, aren’t willing to speak out.
Even worse is that circumstantial evidence heavily works against their favor.
As chaotic relationships emerge and several suspects are discovered, Hunter locks horns with more than one officer of the law in a desperate bid to solve the mystery.
Former Royal Canadian Mounted Police detective, Hunter Rayne, is on a quest to exonerate himself after his name makes it to the suspect list of a crime involving a murdered man found riding the chairlift to the bottom of a ski hill on Whistler Mountain.
Scheduled for a haul assignment to Northern California, the truck driver convinces his old friend and biker, Dan Sorenson, to fill in for him.
How is the badass biker from Yreka, California linked to the most notorious female serial killer in the history of the United States?
And what happens when dispatcher El Watson gets Dan involved in the murder investigation, despite getting warned by Hunter?
Former Royal Canadian Mounted Police detective Hunter Rayne, and fellow driver, Dan Sorenson, are forced to make an impromptu stop in Whitehorse, Yukon, after the truck breaks down.
Deciding to explore the Alaska wilderness, they cross paths with a young Alaskan woman who reignites Hunter’s interest in a puzzling cold case involving a couple who mysteriously vanished from a bloody cabin 25 years earlier.
With a recent murder and flooding memories of his past haunting him, Hunter embarks on a mission to find all the answers he needs—with the blessings of Whitehorse RCMP boss, Bartholomew Sam.
There is certainly more to the serene and picturesque northern wilderness than meets the eye.
While driving his truck during a long haul freight trip, retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police detective, Hunter Rayne, is flagged down and requested to help calm down a terrified horse with a blood-soaked saddle and a missing ridder.
It however doesn’t take long for Hunter to be caught up in the middle of a murder mystery where he is convinced that the RCMP have arrested the wrong person.
As he works together with a rookie female RCMP constable who is also convinced of the man's innocence, they soon realize that the young fiancé of the deceased man isn’t who she makes people believe she is.