Pick Up at Union Station
by Gary Reilly
On a rainy night in Denver, cab driver Murph picks up a shady character at Union Station. His name is Zelner and he’s worried that the police might be following the taxi. When Murph reaches his passenger’s destination, Zelner is dead. Now it’s not just the police who are interested. Murph, who never wants to get involved in the lives—or deaths—of his fares, is about to be swept up in international intrigue.
Pick Up at Union Station is the first book I have read by Gary Reilly, I’m now aware that this is a continuation of an existing series The Asphalt Warrior.
I read a lot of books, mostly romance with some suspense and paranormal/fantasy thrown in, so when I was offered this book I thought why the hell not. It sounded like a breath of fresh air and something different from the norm to really get my teeth into.
I’m going to be completely honest right from the start and say this book wasn’t for me.
This is an interesting book and Gary Reilly has a unique writing style that did intrigue me.
But this book was just a bit too grown up for me….
I will hold my hands up and say that some of the jokes and references I either didn’t get or just didn’t find particularly funny.
The pace of the book was just too slow and I really had to struggle my way through the first 25% of the book.
Some may call Murph complex but I just didn’t like him very much, I couldn’t find anything relatable about him or his lifestyle, perhaps had I of read the previous books in the series that may change.
I found this book incredibly hard going and although the plot does pick up and get more interesting I really struggled to stay motivated enough to not skim read.
Nothing personal to the author or the book but I think perhaps I’m too young to appreciate it, whatever it was this book was not my cup of tea.
Pick Up at Union Station gets 2 stars from me.