Saturday, August 9, 2014

Avoidable Contact: A Kate Reilly Mystery-Tammy Kaehler

Avoidable Contact: A Kate Reilly Mystery
Tammy Kaehler
Poisoned Pen, Aug 5 2014, $24.95
ISBN 9781464202384

Racecar driver Kate Reilly prepares to drive the 24 Hours of Daytona.  However, before the race begins, cops inform Kate her boyfriend United Sports Car Championship official Stuart Telerday was in a coma after a hit-and-run.  Torn between ditching the race to see him, Kate decides Stuart would be irate if she failed to drive. 

Kate receives a text claiming her boyfriend is a victim of attempted vehicular homicide.  When a crew member dies at the track, Kate wonders whether this second accident was murder.  As she watches her family working with rival teams, Kate runs the endurance race while when off the oval tries to resolve who wants Stuart dead.

The third Kate Reilly amateur sleuth (see Deadman's Switch and Braking Points) is a fast-paced whodunit in which the action on the track is thrilling and off the track chilling.  The insight into the USCC adds depth as readers will enjoy Kate’s racing and sleuthing while the clock ticks away like in Jack Bauer 24 mode.

Harriet Klausner

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