by Markus Zusak
Ed Kennedy's life isn't going anywhere. He drives his cab, he plays cards and drinks with his friends, he hangs out with his smelly dog, the Doorman. One day, everything changes. After helping to catch a bank robber, Ed starts receiving playing card with cryptic instructions written on them in the mail. As he figures out what his missions are–some of kindness, some of violence, Ed sees changes in the way he looks at the world, his friends, and himself. But will the missions ever end? Who is sending them? Will Ed ever get the true message?