Making a change from the manuals and the marque history books, this engaging thriller takes on added impetus when the author shares his knowledge of cars with the reader. Author John Rabe is a self-confessed car nut and has written a traditional adventure story around racing driver Kevin Richardson, who gets involved in international intrigue but still manages to put in a good performance on the track.
So, rather than just getting in a car and gunning it, we are told: ‘The Subaru’s engine started immediately, the uneven beat of the horizontally opposed flat four cylinder engine was music to the ears.’ Think about the exciting and compelling thriller style of the late Dick Francis, but with cars instead of horses. Great stuff. DB 978-1-785547-63-8 www.austinmacauley.com Paperback, 245 pages