The Driver: A Novel
Michael Skellig is a former soldier who is haunted by the echoes of war. The ghosts of those he has killed torment him. He never leaves other soldiers behind, as he is running a limo company with three eclectic, damaged veterans. There is Lucky, the Afghan translator; Tinkertoy, the non-verbose mechanic; and Ripple, the handicapped teenager who drives for him. Skellig is the driver for an extreme sportsman named Bismarck Avila. Avila is bathed in the spotlight of the X-Games and reality-show glory. Skellig saves Avila’s life at a nightclub, but his actions have far-reaching repercussions. Avila wants to buy Skellig’s company as well as protection. Skellig is reluctant but soon gives in. Skellig soon finds himself in over his head, attempting to decipher the motive behind Avila’s attempted murder while also dodging a detective who he is smitten with, while also being in love with his own attorney. As the action develops, the bodies keep dropping; bullets fly and Skellig must protect everyone dear to him. Will he be able to emerge unscathed?
The Driver is an action-packed, humor-infused novel that doesn’t disappoint. Hart Hanson’s debut is chock full of eccentric characters, from soldiers with a cause to crooked cops to diva wannabes. This is a book that is sure to fly from the shelves to the bedside tables.