"Kyle was in the act of stepping backward when the room exploded into Roman candle brilliance. The pain came fractionally later, just as the lights careened out again. His last conscious impression was of himself, trying to push the floor away with his hands."
Sheriff Kyle of Deadeye, Nevada has traveled to the nation's capital to personally bring evidence against one of the state's wealthiest copper kings. But instead of giving his findings to the senator he's supposed to meet, Kyle discovers a trail of blood moments before he's knocked unconscious.
Kyle awakens to the flashing bulbs of reporters and harsh voices of police demanding to know why he's killed the popular politician. Things look particularly bleak—he's got no alibi, no memory of who knocked him out, and his five-inch knife is sticking out of the corpse—casting all suspicions his way.
I remember long car rides when I was a kid (maybe about eight or nine) on the way to the beach. It was always so stressful packing everything up in the early morning and then starting the 5+ hour journey to the ocean. The roads were too curvy for me to read and the Gameboy (remember those?) I had would always die after about two hours. It was always so boring, until on one trip my parents brought along an audio book. The book actually made the trip fun.
Killer's Law by L. Ron Hubbard would be perfect audio book, for any road trip or even just the average commute to work. It can be easily stopped and then picked back up, or listened to straight through. The author is a New York Times Bestselling Author so you know it'll be good.