A series of bicycle races honoring the sport’s history turns into a deadly puzzle for ex-pro cyclist and blogger/columnist Paul Burke.
It’s another beautiful day on the French Riviera until Paul Burke and a group of bicyclists participating in a vintage bike race come across a disturbing scene: two skeletons dressed in Nazi memorabilia linking major race sponsor Bosco Yablonski to one of the worst periods in history.
Although the authorities dismiss it as a hoax aimed at discrediting the sponsor, Burke isn't convinced. As he continues to cover vintage races for his newspaper, more bizarre incidents occur. And when two bodies turn up, Paul knows serious threats to Yablonski and the cyclists loom in upcoming events. But who would want to harm the race or its sponsor?
Paul soon finds himself involved in a mystery with deadly consequences as the vintage bike race escalates into a national news story.
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Key Selling Points
—After forty years as a journalist and journalism instructor, D’Arcy decided it was time to put his writing skills to work in a fictional way. His experience as a crime reporter for newspapers and magazines involved unusual cases, and he enjoys creating these in the stories he writes.
—As a long-time travel guide who has traveled all over the world, D’Arcy has been bicycle touring for decades. These up-close and personal details give readers the sights, sounds and even smells of the communities and regions he writes about.
—Readers love cozy mysteries! The second book in the Paul Burke mystery series will appeal to fans of travel, bicycling, foodies, wine, and beer afficionados as well as those who enjoy the Inspector Bruno series by Martin Walker, the Verlaque and Bonnet Series by M.L. Longworth, and the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald.