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Publisher Comments:

 Driven is the sequel to Drive, now also an award-winning film. As we exit the initial novel, Driver has killed Bernie Rose, “the only one he ever mourned,” ending his campaign against those who double-crossed him. Driven tells how that young man, done with killing, later will become the one who goes down “at 3 a.m. on a clear, cool morning in a Tijuana bar.” Seven years have passed. Driver has left the old life, become Paul West, and founded a successful business back in Phoenix. Walking down the street one day, he and his fiancee are attacked by two men and, while Driver dispatches both, his fiancee is killed. Sinking back into anonymity, aided by his friend Felix, an ex-gangbanger and Desert Storm vet, Driver retreats, but finds that his past stalks him and will not stop. He has to turn and face it.

Review:

"The enigmatic loner known as Driver, introduced in 2005's Drive, takes to the road again after two thugs assault him and his fiancée on a Phoenix, Ariz., street in this terse, brutal, poetic, perfectly wrought sequel. Maybe Driver is paranoid, but is it really paranoia when one team of hit men after another track you down and try to put you on ice? 'Two cars this time, and they'd waited for an isolated stretch of road. Chevy Caprice and a high-end Toyota.' Sallis once again pays homage to the tight behaviorist style of French noir master Jean-Patrick Manchette ('he felt the trachea give way and fold in on itself') and the bleak existential world of criminals beloved by fans of the films of Charles Bronson and Alain Delon, not to mention the passionate cult following for the 2011 film version of Drive. As is the case for all such episodes in the life of the stoic driver, you can come into this excellent novel cold, strap in, just hit the gas, and go. Author tour. Agent: Vicky Bijur, Vicky Bijur Literary Agency. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

JAMES SALLIS is the author of the popular Lew Griffin novels and over a dozen other books, including the biography "Chester Himes, "a "New York Times "Notable Book. He has been short-listed for the Anthony, Nebula, Edgar, Shamus, and Gold Dagger awards. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

"An "Entertainment Weekly "Top 10 Book of 2005

A "Washington Post "Best Book of 2005"

Product Details

ISBN:
9781464200113
Author:
Sallis, James
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
158
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The enigmatic loner known as Driver, introduced in 2005's Drive, takes to the road again after two thugs assault him and his fiancée on a Phoenix, Ariz., street in this terse, brutal, poetic, perfectly wrought sequel. Maybe Driver is paranoid, but is it really paranoia when one team of hit men after another track you down and try to put you on ice? 'Two cars this time, and they'd waited for an isolated stretch of road. Chevy Caprice and a high-end Toyota.' Sallis once again pays homage to the tight behaviorist style of French noir master Jean-Patrick Manchette ('he felt the trachea give way and fold in on itself') and the bleak existential world of criminals beloved by fans of the films of Charles Bronson and Alain Delon, not to mention the passionate cult following for the 2011 film version of Drive. As is the case for all such episodes in the life of the stoic driver, you can come into this excellent novel cold, strap in, just hit the gas, and go. Author tour. Agent: Vicky Bijur, Vicky Bijur Literary Agency. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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