June 1997 Sean Flanagan is a Dublin born motorbike enthusiast living and working as a computer technician in Ballinasloe Co. Galway. His whole world falls apart when he loses his girlfriend, the love of his life. Broken hearted, he leaves his job and moves back to Dublin, renting a room in the house of some newlywed friends while searching for another job. Looking through the wanted ads he is surprised at how many ads there are for motorcycle couriers. In a moment of madness he answers one of these and, almost reluctantly, ends up employed by Lightning Express. The reader stays with him as he learns the ropes of this difficult and demanding profession while battling to deal with the greatest loss of his life. He eventually starts to enjoy the wild life, mentored by the raw and untamed new colleagues in this most adventurous of professions. "A true gem. Captivating from start to finish. Never before have I been rendered breathless by a book!" Some bloke in the pub. "Mashterful shtorytelling!" His drunk mate. "There's an awful lot of cursing and swearing in it!" Anne Brennan, the authors' mother.