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The Driver

(2017)
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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

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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 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

"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

"Hart Hanson has given us a wonderful debut novel in The Driver." - T Jefferson Parker

"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. I loved every page." - Scott Turow


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Hardback Editions

November 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Driver
Author(s): Hart Hanson
ISBN: 1-68324-565-2 / 978-1-68324-565-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Driver: A Thriller
Author(s): Hart Hanson
ISBN: 1-101-98636-0 / 978-1-101-98636-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Driver: A Novel
Author(s): Hart Hanson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Driver: A Novel
Author(s): Hart Hanson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Driver: A Thriller
Author(s): Hart Hanson
Publisher: Dutton
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