Midnight Cab

By James W. Nichol
Produced and directed by Yuri Rasovsky
Read by Scott Brick

11.95 Hours 02/01/2005 unabridged
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A terrified three-year-old boy is found clinging to a wire fence at the side of a country road. The only clue found by authorities as to the child’s identity is a photograph of two little girls and a letter. Sixteen years later, Walker Devereaux is in Toronto to discover the truth about his biological mother. Working as an after-hours cabdriver, Walker befriends Krista, a smart-alecky, wheelchair-bound night dispatcher. Together, they search for a key to Walker’s past. But their after-hours sleuthing steers them ever closer to another abandoned boy who has become the embodiment of desperate, violent, and sinister pathologies.

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Summary

Summary

A terrified three-year-old boy is found clinging to a wire fence at the side of a country road. The only clue found by authorities as to the child’s identity is a photograph of two little girls and a letter.

Sixteen years later, Walker Devereaux is in Toronto to discover the truth about his biological mother. Working as an after-hours cabdriver, Walker befriends Krista, a smart-alecky, wheelchair-bound night dispatcher. Together, they search for a key to Walker’s past. But their after-hours sleuthing steers them ever closer to another abandoned boy who has become the embodiment of desperate, violent, and sinister pathologies.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Nichol’s elegantly simple and taut prose becomes addictive.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“This light, engaging first novel by playwright Nichol is a coming-of-age story steeped in mystery. Nichol’s instincts as a playwright serve him well. The dialogue between Walker and Krista is quick and playful…The novel is well-paced and the pages turn quickly.” Publishers Weekly
“Suspense remains high because Nichol has a genuine gift for both language and plotting.” Booklist
“First told in a Canadian radio drama, it retains the dramatic and suspenseful tone of its original format. The characters are young and take charge of their lives, in spite of their handicaps and their unknown pasts, and they will appeal to young adults.” Kliatt
“Nichol keeps tension high by slipping off-kilter new characters into the deck and dangling repeated false solutions in front of Walker…A highly effective thriller that freshens familiar scenes, dodges, and themes by fleshing them out with an appealingly new cast.” Kirkus Reviews
“This is an engaging thriller that never lets its metaphorical foot off the clutch and races down mysterious roads, all leading back to the past, of course—with the aplomb of Harlan Coben. It also conjures up one of the most sinister and unforgettable villains crime fiction has drawn in a long time.” Gaurdian (London)

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Author

Author Bio: James W. Nichol

James W. Nichol has been a prominent playwright in Canada since 1970. Midnight Cab, his first novel, was inspired by his immensely popular radio drama of the same name broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 11.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English