DONALD E. WESTLAKE
GOES OFF THE BEATEN PATH
In 1977, one of the world’s finest crime novelists turned his pen to suspense of a very different sort—and the results have never been published, until now.
Fans of mystery fiction have often pondered whether it would be possible to write a suspense novel without any crime at all, and in CALL ME A CAB the masterful Donald E. Westlake answered the question in his inimitable style. You won’t find any crime in these pages—but what you will find is a wonderful suspense story, about a New York City taxi driver hired to drive a beautiful woman all the way across America, from Manhattan to Los Angeles, where the biggest decision of her life is waiting to be made. It’s Westlake at his witty, thought-provoking best, and it proves that a page-turner doesn’t need to have a bomb set to go off at the end of it in order to keep sparks flying every step of the way.
- First publication anywhere!
- The final unpublished novel by MWA Grand Master Donald E. Westlake demonstrates why this beloved author is so fondly remembered and so dearly missed
Acclaim for DONALD E. WESTLAKE...
- "A book by this guy is cause for happiness."
- — Stephen King
- "Westlake has a genius for comic strategy...a lunatic brilliance."
- — New York Times
- "One of the great writers of the 20th Century."
- — Newsweek