Winner Silver Quill award by the American Authors Association
Winner Best Pacific West book by Reader Views
Oliver Drake and Melody Jefferson are paired up as a team in the race Running California. It begins near the Mexican border and continues up the California coast. Strange they would be paired together since they were spies together in Europe. No one should know. Do they?
Giganticorp, a California company providing weapons to the military, is sponsoring the run. Casey Messinger, CEO, has high aspirations for himself as well as Giganticorp. Is there anything that can stop this race?
I really like books by this author. This is another great one. The characters are interesting, and the plot is well laid out. There are plenty of red herrings and twists to keep the reader guessing. The scenery of this book is great as well. I often felt like I was out there running with them.
I highly recommend this book.
A mystery set during the White House years
of Richard Nixon’s presidency, Run Into Trouble is the tale of a
great race along the coast of
Casey Messinger, creator of the race and CEO of Giganticorp, manufacturer of arms and military equipment, has invited Drake and Melody to participate in the race and compete for the grand first place prize of one million dollars. As puzzling as the ultimate mystery is why Casey selected this team of former spies to participate in his race.
As the days of the race unfold, so also
unfolds the amazing coup that Casey has planned..
Runners follow the coastline of
The novel is a flashback to a time when women were still considered a little sub-par, and Melody is the single woman runner in a field of twenty racers recruited to be Giganticorp’s moving advertisement.
Cook’s voice is casual, almost folksy at spots; he seems
to be relating the story to a buddy. The main characters are
likable, and the story is compelling. As the runners close in
on the end of the race, pages turned faster in order to discover
Casey’s ultimate betrayal.