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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James W. Nichol Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 11/17/2013

    " Enjoyable read. Looks into the mind of the psychopath. perfect for cheering on the underdog/hero. didn't like the unnecessary use of profanity but written well enough to enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by XXVII | 11/9/2013

    " The book just wasn't my cup of tea. I found it dull and predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pauline | 10/11/2013

    " very good debut novel.Plenty of twist and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie Fontanilla | 8/7/2013

    " Too many twists! Really enjoyed it! :) Walker Devereaux actually reminds me of Holden Caulfield, and when I picture every scene, I imagine Walker being portrayed by Ed Sheeran. Weird, I know. "

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About the Author
Author 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.