A Driving Influence
a man a woman a car are the main characters of a story that ranges from western florida to france. underworld and criminal activity in a small town help a man become the biggest fish in a small pond. his only competition, although he doesn't know it is his trusted chauffer. travel, food, criminal businesses, action and adventure lead us in a fast paced novel More
a small town, in north florida, with larger than life characters, just ask them, they'll tell you. christopher is a chauffer and has worked for the richest man in town for over 50 years. he knows as much about the man's business as the great man himself. the big man's daughter could no longer accept the man's interference and leaves for new york only to be drawn back to help her mother. an old flame of hers reappears to restore a classic car and meets her and starts things up again. the old man cannot accept it and tries to discourage him. the old man's aide hires various thugs and nefarious characters to discourage the couple. it seems to have its effect, but only time can tell.
when christopher steps in after being retired, the bad guys learn they really aren't that bad after all. the aide takes things into his own hands and ends up head to head with the chauffer and the chauffer's many friends and helpers.
Action, adventure, world travel, good food, good friend and the dark side of the business world are all explored.
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