The Heart of Darkness Club (Paperback)
— Jackie is our No.1 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
Denver cabbie Brendan Murphy--known to all as Murph--has two goals in life. First, to earn no more than it takes to keep his bohemian lifestyle afloat. Second, to never, under any circumstances, get involved in the lives of his passengers.
In The Heart of Darkness Club, the third in novelist Gary Reilly's Asphalt Warrior series, Murph once again fails spectacularly at his second goal the minute he picks up a mover named Trowbridge. Movers in Murph's world are not to be confused with movers and shakers.
Trowbridge pays his fare with a crisp five-dollar bill. Later, Murph finds an enigmatic handwritten note on the bill. Murph can't get the message out of his head, believing it was specifically directed at him. He sets of in search of his passenger, the meaning of the message, and the inner workings of his very soul.