The Asphalt Warrior (Paperback)
— Jackie is our top blogger at Tattered Cover
"This is a great series for three reasons. The first is that Reilly
had a wonderful and creative fiction voice; Murph is a treasure.and the
characters that roam around in one of the books or all of the books
never fail to be written with a delicious quirkiness that puts a smile
on your face. Secondly, these books provide an insiders look at Denver
and all of it's beautiful craziness. You really can learn a lot about
Denver and it's surrounds from them. The third, and most moving
reason, is because Reilly's have banned together to publish all of his
books as a memorial for being such a good, talented and warm writer and
friend. His person is very much missed, but through these novels, he
lives on, cracking jokes each and every day. ~Jackie Blem
Introducing Denverite Brendan Murphy, known as "Murph" to the rest of the world.
Murph lives alone in his crows' nest apartment. He fries a hamburger for every meal. He does '"the dish," then channel surfs for reruns of Gilligan's Island.
Murph is a radical minimalist.
He strives to earn no more money as a driver for Rocky Mountain Taxi Company than his needs require. He is determined to stay out of the lives of those he transports. He struggles with first issue and he is spectacularly bad with the second.
Come prowl the mean streets of Denver with Murph and ponder the meaning of the world and all sorts of deep questions, such as: Why would anyone want to do anything?