KINGS RAPIDS by Jim Overturf

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


Race driver Kurt Maxxon’s quiet life of racing stockcars and training his new puppy, Beau, is turned upside down after he finds well-known local driver Rusty Gallegar shot to death at the racetrack. Very quickly into the investigation, the police arrest Alisa Sharpe, Gallegar’s live-in mistress, who Gallegar kicked out of his life a week before the shooting. According to the police, Alisa lied about key items, and the evidence against her is compelling. Kurt’s friend Mutt Sparks adamantly maintains that Alisa is innocent, and asks Kurt to help her. Kurt visits Alisa in jail and agrees Sharpe is probably not the killer, then launches his own investigation to prove it. Kurt discovers Gallegar was preparing to sell his auto body shop and quietly leave town, apparently running away with a woman. Kurt also uncovers a string of women who traded sex with Gallegar for his silence to their husbands and insurance companies about auto wrecks they had. Secrets and intrigues turn up in every corner Kurt looks. Love, infidelity, jealousy, gossip, and revenge surround Kurt Maxxon as he analyzes information, using his unique logic and approach, to find out the answer to the question—Who killed Rusty Gallegar?

About Jim Overturf

See more books from this Author
Jim Overturf, an avid fan of auto racing, is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America. A lifelong writer, Jim is currently working on the third Kurt Maxxon mystery. An Alisa Sharpe series will debut in 2011. He and his wife reside in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Published May 4, 2009 by iUniverse. 312 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Rate this book!

Add Review