Springer has developed exceptional characters; he gives them both their weakness and their strengths and does not apologize. It is part of what gives the story character and makes the characters more believable. Throughout the book, we follow Highway on his training to become a Seal, the in-depth and harrowing training that can either make or break a man. Few succeed and yet Highway is one of those that do.
We also find out more about why he is no longer in the program and the fight he had to save his life from something too small to see and yet more deadly than any other foe he would ever face. We get a remarkable look into the workings of different government entities and the possible groups that are only bantered about in rumor.
Will Highway find what he is looking for, and is vengeance really the answer? As bodies begin to pile up and Highway finds himself on the wrong end of certain factions, can his friend Willis help him to save the day?
Highway to Vengeance is a good solid suspense, with just enough background to keep you turning the pages. Full of action and danger, it is difficult to put down. Part of what I found so interesting were the passages that dealt with the Navy Seal training that is quite torrid itself. If you are looking for a new hero, Highway may just fit the bill.