The Driver

The Driver

by Hart Hanson

Price: $26.00(Hardcover)
Published: August 08, 2017
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From the Publisher: “Riveting, smart and funny, The Driver is a masterfully crafted debut.”—Harlan Coben
 
“Everything a great thriller should be—always smart, often funny, and relentlessly exciting. I loved every page.”—Scott Turow
 
Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He’s spent the past twenty-eight hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn’t going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: Troubletroubletrouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before—he’s an Army Special Forces sergeant whose limo company is staffed by a ragtag band of wounded veterans, including his Afghan interpreter—and he knows to listen carefully.

Skellig runs inside just in time to save Avila from two gunmen but too late for one of Avila’s bodyguards—and wakes up hours later in the hospital, the only person of interest in custody for the murder. Complicating matters further is the appearance of Detective Delilah Groopman of the LAPD, gorgeous and brash, for whom Skellig has always held a candle. As for Avila? He’s willing to help clear Skellig’s name under one peculiar condition: that Skellig become Avila’s personal chauffeur. A cushy gig for any driver, except for the fact that someone is clearly trying to kill Avila, and Skellig is literally the only person sitting between Avila and a bullet to the head.
 
The Driver has it all—crisp dialogue, complex characters, and a plot that zips at breathtaking speed.”—Kathy Reichs
 
The Driver is grim, funny, violent, and moving—all on the same page.”—T. Jefferson Parker

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What We Say

If you're a fan of the TV show Bones, this is the first thriller by the creator behind it. Hart Hanson (which sounds like the name of a spy or tough-guy detective, come to think of it) crafted this movie-ready tale about an Army vet with a limo service who saves the life of teenaged skate boarding mogul and then must keep the kid safe while they figure out who's trying to kill him. Then it gets really interesting.

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Advance Praise for Hart Hanson and The Driver:

“Riveting, smart, and funny, The Driver is a masterfully crafted debut. Michael Skellig is the hero we’ve been waiting for—a wry war veteran who doesn’t take anything (or anyone) too seriously, even while staring down the face of a sawed-off shotgun.”—Harlan Coben
 
The Driver has it all—crisp dialogue, complex characters, and a plot that zips at breathtaking speed. I see the beginning of a great career in thriller fiction.”—Kathy Reichs 

The Driver is everything a great thriller should be—always smart, often funny, and relentlessly exciting. The novel features imaginative mayhem from the first pages, a terrific twisting plot, and countless fresh elements, starting with its hip, witty, limo-driver hero, who deals with the eccentric world of high-profile skateboarding and the lingering sadness of many of our vets. I loved every page.”—Scott Turow
 
“Hart Hanson has given us a wonderful debut novel in The Driver. Former Army Special Forces Sergeant Michael Skellig runs a limousine service in Los Angeles, staffed by his hand-picked team of former war companions. Skellig and his people are living casualties of America's wars—damaged in different ways but clinging to their lives with determination, anger, and resourcefulness. Set in an LA of narcissistic celebrity, corrupt law enforcement, and limitless greed, The Driver is grim, funny, violent, and moving—all on the same page.”—T. Jefferson Parker, author of The Room of White Fire

"The Driver is smart, brash, and funny, with characters who strut right out of an Elmore Leonard novel.  For thrills, chills, and plenty of laughs, Hart Hanson is your man.” –Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of I Know a Secret
 

“The ghost of Raymond Chandler is apparently alive and well and living inside Hart Hanson. I felt as though I was reading a 21st century reboot of The Long Goodbye. Brutal, gripping and funny. A dazzling debut.” –Charles Cumming



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About The Author
Hart Hanson
Hart Hanson wrote for Canadian television before moving to Los Angeles, where he worked on various TV programs before creating the series Bones, the longest-running scripted hour-long series on the FOX network. Married with two sons, Hart lives with his wife, Brigitte, in Venice, California. The Driver is his first novel.
Release Info
  • $26.00 (Hardcover)
  • August 08, 2017
  • Dutton
  • 336
  • 1101986360
  • 9781101986363
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