Dead Man's Switch
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: August 2011
Duration: 8 hours 56 minutes
Does Kate have the drive needed to track down the killer?
Aspiring race-car 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 race car 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 that her predecessor is dead. Kate finds exhilaration and hazards exist on the track and off as she throttles up both the Corvette's V8 engine 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 could also constitute a willingness to kill. 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.
"A wild ride with treacherous twists and threatening turns. I was captured by her exquisite writing, her ability to depict that world so vividly, and her skill in weaving a complicated but believable plot."—Joan Hansen, founder, Men of Mystery Festival, and winner of the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America