By Alan Cook
--Silver Quill Award from the yank Authors Association
--Named Best Pacific West booklet through Reader Views
Drake and Melody are teamed as much as run a race alongside the California Coast for a prize of 1000000 dollars-in 1969 while 1000000 is worthy whatever. Neither is aware the opposite is within the race prior to it begins. They as soon as did undercover interact in England, yet this data is meant to be most sensible mystery. The race sponsor, Giganticorp, is a big and extremely ecocnomic executive army contractor, whose bold CEO, Casey Messinger, is attached to the robust in Washington, which needs to supply him entry to categorised information.
The 9 different pairs of runners entered within the race are world-class marathoners, together with a winner of the Boston Marathon. If this festival isn't really sufficient, someone attempts to knock Drake out of the race prior to it starts. yet Drake and Melody additionally obtain threats calculated to maintain them from chucking up the sponge. The stakes raise while startling occasions produce fatalities and influence the race, best them to invite even if the chilly battle with the USSR is set to warmth up. if this is the case, is it more secure to line up with the hawks or the doves-because a incorrect selection may possibly suggest giving up important freedom for questionable security.
With their earlier education and their very own contacts in Washington, Drake and Melody are within the most sensible place to determine even if numerous occasions are hooked up and who's at the back of them. Their different problem is to maintain themselves in strong actual so one can compete for the prize cash whereas working throughout the staggering surroundings of the California coast from the Mexican border to San Francisco.