T.F. Torrey: Things Worth Reading

Taxi Adventure: A Novel

Find the briefcase. Save the company. Win the girl. Before sunrise.

Fasten your seatbelts!

Horacio “Race” Rivera doesn’t want much. He drives a taxi for a quirky company in Phoenix, Arizona, and he likes his job. He’d like to keep driving his taxi, keep studying history, and, oh, yes, marry the owner’s daughter, Tiara Banks. Is that so hard? Of course it is. On the day Race decides to proclaim his love for Tiara to her father, Lucius, someone leaves a briefcase in Race’s taxi. When he goes to return it, however, Race finds it has been lifted from the company lost-and-found. What’s more, Lucius is on thin ice with the company’s new corporate partners, and the last thing he needs is bad publicity. Now, Race has to battle the company’s quirky drivers to find the missing briefcase and get it back to its owner. And even worse, whatever is in the briefcase is driving the owner to become increasingly hostile to get it back. What starts out as a sweet day of love and potential turns into the worst day of Race’s career. He’s got mere hours to straighten out the whole mess. And the clock is ticking…

Structural editing

Taxi Adventure is currently going through the structural editing phase. It was a good story before, but this phase is working to ensure that the structure of the story is sound and satisfying. This phase should be completed soon, and rewriting will begin, then line editing, and so on. If it sounds like a lot of work, that’s because it is. Nonetheless, the work is drawing to a close, and I expect to have this released in October 2014.