Reader reviews of James Bryce books:
“This book had adventure right from page one!” – The Quest Of Lorimer Jack
“The main characters are all fun to get to know - you find yourself cheering them on” – Hot Straight In
“I read the whole book wondering who the killer was” – The Last Ruler Alive
Picked Off On Pole:
The leader of the pack dies in a fireball. Are there greater stakes in play than those of which he was aware? The leading racing driver of his generation is murdered. It happens during the Monaco Grand Prix, the most glamorous race in the world. The man was poised to win the championship, and this is one of the greatest competitive sports. Any of his rivals might have wanted him out of the way. The sport moves constantly round the world, and runs itself. The shady billionaire who owns it wants a private, not a police, investigation. So “Stroll” Jardine gets called in. The drivers themselves are rich. Highly paid, each of them is surrounded by managers, trainers, lawyers, publicists and an entire circle mixing staff and friends. Every individual has interests to protect. As Stroll digs deeper, he uncovers the world of big-money corporate sponsorship, and the multinationals in the background, without which there would be no sport. The connections that make it work reach around the world. Soon Stroll is investigating multiple people in multiple countries, and as time passes, they become less willing to talk. Was this a murder for rivalry, jealousy, money or sex? Is the key to it personal, business or sport? And will Stroll unlock the secrets of international motor racing, before it moves on and leaves him behind?
About James Bryce
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Published September 5, 2012
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction.