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The Driver - A Novel

Hart Hanson

From the creator of the TV show Bones comes a "riveting, smart and funny" (Harlan Coben) debut thriller. "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. "It is so hard to be unique in crime fiction and Hart Hanson has done it big time with The Driver. It's got all the ingredients: high risks, strong momentum, unseen turns and a set of gripping characters. You can't ask for more!" --Michael Connelly "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

From the creator of the TV show Bones comes a "riveting, smart and funny" (Harlan Coben) debut thriller. "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. "It is so hard to be unique in crime fiction and Hart Hanson has done it big time with The Driver. It's got all the ingredients: high risks, strong momentum, unseen turns and a set of gripping characters. You can't ask for more!" --Michael Connelly "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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From the creator of the TV show Bones comes a "riveting, smart and funny" (Harlan Coben) debut thriller. "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. "It is so hard to be unique in crime fiction and Hart Hanson has done it big time with The Driver. It's got all the ingredients: high risks, strong momentum, unseen turns and a set of gripping characters. You can't ask for more!" --Michael Connelly "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

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ari Fliakos

Length:

9h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:38


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:41


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:33


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:33


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:56


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:50


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:52


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:06


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:28