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Dead man's switch : a Kate Reilly racing mystery

by Kaehler, Tammy.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Hampton Community Library Fiction F KAEHLER
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F KAEHLER
Penn Hills Library Mystery KAE MYS
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Mystery
Call Number  KAE MYS

Aspiring racecar driver Kate Reilly goes looking for a full-time ride in the American Le Mans Series--and stumbles over a dead driver. When she takes that driver's job just hours later, she also takes pole position on the list of suspects in his murder. Suddenly she's in the hot seat with little time to clear her name and get ready to race a Corvette at Lime Rock Park.

Amidst suspicion, Kate buckles down, quickly getting to know the racecar and team, bumping into plenty of suspects who might have committed murder. Clues fly at her as fast as the turns on the track, including a cryptic list of blackmail victims, unexplainable car performance at racing speed, a jealous husband with an adulterous wife, and drivers and crew who are openly happy her predecessor is dead. Kate finds exhilaration and hazards exist on- and off-track as she throttles up both the Corvette's V8 and a murder investigation.

The green-flag countdown ticks away, and Kate must decide who she can trust to help probe alibis, untangle rumors of team breakups and personal betrayals, and determine whose drive to win also constitutes a willingness to kill. Because what's at stake in Kate's race to the truth is her career ... only by uncovering a murderer can Kate restore her reputation and prove she belongs in the racing world.


Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Kaehler's winning debut introduces Kate Reilly, a driver hoping to latch on to an American Le Mans Series (ALMS) team who finally gets that opportunity after Corvette driver Wade Becker is found murdered at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. Unfortunately, Kate discovers the body, and initially Detective Jolley treats Kate as a suspect, but that's not as bad as the nasty rumors that begin to circulate about Kate personally. Becker, a declining star on the circuit, had no shortage of enemies among the drivers, sponsors, cuckolded husbands, team owners, and pit crew, but Kate, with the most at stake, wants to clear her own name. Even those unfamiliar with this world will appreciate Kaehler's vivid descriptions of the intricate teamwork involved in racing, the amazing equipment, the split-second decision making required of the driver, and the pulse-pounding race itself. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series A Kate Reilly mystery series
#1 - Dead man's switch
#2 - Braking points
#3 - Avoidable contact
#4 - Red flags
Subjects Women automobile racing drivers -- Fiction.
Automobile racing drivers -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher Scottsdale, AZ :Poisoned Pen Press,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 250 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781590588819
9781590588833 (pbk.)
1590588835 (pbk.)
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