Driving Jaimie

Thief Press
Free sample

It’s 2005, a forgettable year. Hired as a driver by Jaimie’s London gallery, Francis sets out with Jaimie on a road trip to Turin, where Jaimie’s new exhibition will open.


Jaimie is a painter, living on his fading reputation. Francis is drifting through life without much purpose. Against the winter backdrop of the road, they fail to make much sense of each other. In Turin, Max is an American abroad, selling art to expat Russians and the Klosters set. At night by the pool in the Turinese fog, events spin violently out of control.


“Hypnotic,” “violent,” “poetic,” “beautiful,” “dark,” “compelling,” “deliciously evocative” – this first novel by Ben Morris is a road-novel remade as a slow-burning thriller.

Read more

About the author

Ben Morris writes about software for a living. He founded Thief Press as an experiment in digital publishing, to publish his own and others' fiction. He is married with three children, and lives in North London. Driving Jaimie is his first novel.

Read more
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Thief Press
Read more
Published on
Nov 25, 2013
Read more
Pages
152
Read more
ISBN
9780992783419
Read more
Features
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  Lee Child returns with a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, “one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes” (The Washington Post).

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

So begins a harrowing journey that takes Reacher through the upper Midwest, from a lowlife bar on the sad side of small town to a dirt-blown crossroads in the middle of nowhere, encountering bikers, cops, crooks, muscle, and a missing persons PI who wears a suit and a tie in the Wyoming wilderness.

The deeper Reacher digs, and the more he learns, the more dangerous the terrain becomes. Turns out the ring was just a small link in a far darker chain. Powerful forces are guarding a vast criminal enterprise. Some lines should never be crossed. But then, neither should Reacher.

Praise for The Midnight Line
 
“Puts Reacher just where we want him.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A gem.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“A timely, suspenseful, morally complex thriller, one of the best I’ve read this year . . . Child weaves in a passionately told history of opioids in American life. . . . Child’s outrage over it is only just barely contained.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“A perfect example of Lee Child’s talent . . . Lee Child is the master of plotting. . . . This is Child’s most emotional book to date. . . . This is not just a good story; it is a story with a purpose and a message.”—Huffington Post
 
“I just read the new Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child. . . . It is as good as they always are. I read every single one.”—Malcolm Gladwell
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.