The name of the character Drego from Joyriders, I actually stole for one of the main characters in The Tube Riders. I even made her a girl. There is no appearance for either Katie Burn or her lover, but Petey makes a brief cameo. See if you can spot it!
A little bit of trivia about the cover - the cover image is actually a photograph of Taipei (Taiwan) docks which I altered using a "paint" option. I really liked the photo but I thought this version gave it a more sci-fi look. I chose it mainly because of the big sweeping highway in the bottom left corner; highways of course featuring a lot in the story. I actually visited Taipei last summer; not a traditional tourist location but I thoroughly recommend it. Very underrated. If you do go, then be sure to stay at the Roumei Boutique, possibly the best hotel I've ever stayed in. Ever. The rooms were as huge as they look in those pictures and there really was a spa with a flat screen TV built into the wall. And the breakfast ... I still dream about it now. All at a ridiculously cheap price.
Anyway, I digress. Download Joyriders and read it. It really is good, but Tube Riders is much better ...