Midnight Flyer (The lucky one)
This is about the world of night commuters on the London Underground and the surreal life of Joshua, a tube driver.
Not a worry in sight. Loved by all, hated by none. Look at the world with a smiling eye. Blessed. Just give him a song and you’ll be looking at a happy man.
Originally from Nigeria, he’s a happy man who lives fantasising about bluegrass music and his dream of some day playing the banjo at the Grand Targhee Bluegrass Music Festival in Wyoming. He’s the only tube driver who wears spurs on duty. His long-suffering passengers, to whom he plays his music, are quite philosophical about Joshua and his taste in music.
However, one night after work, Joshua is mugged and severely beaten by a group of racist thugs. While recovering in hospital some of his passengers decide to organise a sponsored race around the tube to help Joshua. Trying to beat the trains, they raise enough money to send him to Wyoming.
When he finally arrives there, it’s not exactly as he originally imagined it.
Originally based on true events, this story begins with a young couple trying to rebuild their strained relationship and the unforeseen events that leads them into.
When Michael goes away to a farm on the south coast of England, to think over his troubles with his girlfriend, Cassy, he discovers something unexpected about the farmer and his past. This knowledge soon proves fatal.
Eventually Cassy traces Michael to the farm. Here, with the help of Patrick (a young local postman), she uncovers the tangled web of international conspiracy and espionage that has cost Michael his life.
The farmer is a neonazi mole and former US navy officer, now working for a Middle East government. He was spying on the Royal Navy base in Portsmouth when Michael arrived on the farm.
In the end Cassey finds refuge in the arms of Patrick, the postman who has helped her bring the case of the farmer and his masters to the authorities.