Read The Driver Online Free - 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.
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July 14, 2017
I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars here.
When I saw that Hart Hanson, creator of the television show Bones , had written a thriller, I jumped on it pretty quickly. And while there are certainly similarities between the show and the book, particularly the smart-ass banter between the characters, The Dri...
July 24, 2017
"This was nothing more or less then an elemental tussle of wills between a street rat and an ex-con, even if the street rat was dressed up as a lifestyle mogul and the criminal was dressed like a Latvian schoolteacher's fantasy of a Navajo mountain surfer cowboy." This author is a TV writer and h...
January 01, 2018
4-4.5*s The *s are for this type of book At first I was-"Oh this is gonna be stupid buuuuuuut I soon became totally absorbed. A lot of humor, as well as serious thoughts about the plight of our veterans. Larry H wrote an excellent review of this title review- read it, and also take note of his to...
August 09, 2017
This is a book I had problems measuring how much I liked but it's undeniable that I liked it. So let's call it a 3.5.
Skellig is veteran and now a limo driver who is forced to work for a skater celebrity, whose life he had just saved. However, danger is not over and Skellig has just gotten himself...
August 08, 2017
Big thanks to Dutton Books for the copy in exchange for my honest review!
Reading the description for the book and seeing the awesome cover (you all know by now that I’m a sucker for a great cover) I knew I needed to read this! THE DRIVER by Hart Hanson – the mind behind the TV show Bones – was a...
August 18, 2017
Hart Hanson was the creator of the television show Bones which I had never watched but if it is anything like this novel I see myself having a few Bones marathons sometime soon, it will take a lot of time to get through all the seasons.
In The Driver, we meet Michael Skellig, a...
May 28, 2017
Michael Skellig, ex-army, runs his Los Angeles limo company with a small contingent of fellow veterans: Lucky, his wise Afghan interpreter, Tinkertoy, his Amazonian mechanic, and Ripple, his smart-mouthed, amputee dispatcher. While waiting for his client, a YouTube-famous skateboarding rapper, th...
August 01, 2017
I received a free ARC of this book from First to Read in exchange for an honest review.
First to Read has an option where you can guarantee you’ll get an ARC of the book by dishing out some of your accumulated points. I used that option for The Driver because I used to enjoy Bones, and I liked The...
August 23, 2017
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
Michael Skellig was a Special Forces Sergeant in the Army, who came out of the War on Terror with more than just scars and stories. He also came back with a burden to help Vets. So far, he's gathered a small group of them around him in his...
December 21, 2017
I'm always bouncing back and forth between more "serious" non-fiction books, "literary" books, books I read for research, and books in the genre I write in: crime thrillers.
THE DRIVER was in that last category, crime thrillers I read for pleasure.
So, needless to say, I was looking forward to THE...