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The Black Jersey: A Novel

The Black Jersey: A Novel (Hardback)

By Patterson, Jorge Zepeda
By Obejas, Achy

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A fast-paced mystery where Murder on the Orient Express meets the Tour de France--someone's killing off cyclists one by one. There are riders willing to die just to win a single leg of the Tour, careening downhill at a suicidal ninety kilometers per hour; now I know there are als... read full description below.

ISBN 9781984801067
Barcode 9781984801067
Published 25 June 2019 by Random House
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781984801067
ISBN-10 1984801066
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 25 June 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Patterson, Jorge Zepeda
By Obejas, Achy
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Weight 567g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Suspense fiction, Murder - Investigation, Cyclists, Detective and mystery fiction, FICTION / Sports
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 863.7
Catalogue Code 970976

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Description of this Book

A fast-paced mystery where Murder on the Orient Express meets the Tour de France--someone's killing off cyclists one by one. There are riders willing to die just to win a single leg of the Tour, careening downhill at a suicidal ninety kilometers per hour; now I know there are also riders ready to kill for it. Marc, a French-Colombian professional cyclist with a military past, is on an elite Tour de France team led by his best friend, Steve, an American star and a favorite to win this year's Tour. But the competition takes a dark turn when someone begins eliminating racers in a series of violent accidents, and all the remaining athletes become suspects. Marc agrees to help the French police with their investigation from the inside, but as the days progress, the dangers grow, and the number of potential murderers--and potential winners--shrinks. In fact, if there's any team that has been favored by the murderer's actions, it's Marc and Steve's. Who can Marc trust? Who should he protect? As the finish line approaches, Marc must decide what he's willing to risk for justice, victory, and friendship.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A deliciously juicy story of suspense in the vein of Agatha Christie. --Milenio [Think] Hercules Poirot, as a cyclist . . . [this is] a novel waiting to be devoured. --El Pa s A fast-paced story that submerges the reader, not only in the intrigue of discovering who the killer is, but also in the adrenaline rush of competition, deadly in itself. --Todoliterature
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jorge Zepeda Patterson is a journalist, novelist, and political analyst. He has been the director of several Mexican newspapers and was the founder of Siglo 21, a groundbreaking publication throughout the nineties. He currently runs Sinembargo, a leader in Mexican news sites, and writes a weekly column that is published in sixteen different newspapers. His debut novel, The Corruptors, was a finalist for the Dashiell Hammett Prize, and his second novel, Milena, won the Planeta Prize. His novels are translated into more than ten languages. Translator Achy Obejas is the author of The Tower of Antilles, which was shortlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award and longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award and The Story Prize, as well as four other books of critically acclaimed fiction. She edited and translated the anthology Havana Noir, and has translated the work of Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and many others. In 2014, she was awarded a USA Ford Fellowship for her writing and translation. She currently serves as the director of the MFA in Translation program at Mills College in Oakland, California.

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