Andy Marshall finds himself at a crossroads in life.
After thirty years of continuous employment in the Civil Service, his deteriorating health led to months of unemployment. With a family to look after, Andy was beginning to feel the strain.
Against his wife’s better judgment, he decides to join a struggling minicab firm which catapults him into an almost alien, rollercoaster world working every evening with an eclectic group of drivers, and even stranger passengers. He quickly learns that two nights on the job are never the same, and the people he encounters along the way have the possibility to change his life, forever. Everything changes when an unexpected invitation from a passenger takes him to Florida, and later, to the Caribbean.
Andy was really one of the good guys. The book was great. I felt for Andy and connected with him.
This is a fun, light read with relatable characters. I found myself cheering on Andy in his adventures with his coworkers and his passengers. His experiences keep him on quite a rollercoaster.
Second starts are never easy. Andy Marshall is faced with one after a nervous breakdown. This author weaves a vibrant tale of life after a long government career. The characters are well developed and sympathetic in their development. Life is not easy and cars for hire are everywhere.
The “Yellow Peril” is the ride offered to customers. It is well maintained but has seen better days. Adventures abound in this story. I found it a primer for not being contracted as an Uber driver. A car for hire is a dangerous endeavor.
This saga is a microcosm of life’s trials, accomplishments, and failures. Thoughtfully written by Nigel it is very entertaining.
Born in Plymouth in 1937, Nigel Springthorpe completed his National Service with the Far East Air Force in Singapore and North Borneo, before returning to the Civil Service. He subsequently served in a number of executive positions, including Private Secretary to a Cabinet Minister. Retiring early, on medical grounds he was later employed by a minicab company, which provided the inspiration for his second novel.