Final Lap

Traces

Malcolm Rose

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Luke Harding will need all of his skill and resources to tackle his action-packed fifth case. Set in the highly competitive world of professional track and field, Luke and Malc are tested to their limits with a series of intriguing, mysterious events. Pushed to the edge, can Luke beat his opponent to the finish and solve the case before something else goes wrong?

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Chapter One
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Everything was wrong. It was the wrong time of year, and the sports stadium
was not finished. The crowd was not really a crowd at all. A few trainers,
athletes, reporters, and fans were bunched together in the only stand that
had been completed so far. Seen from the airship overhead, they were a
small oasis in a concrete desert, and the builders crawling busily over the
rest of the arena looked like worker ants.
<p
Only one competitor had reentered the stadium and embarked on the final
lap.

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This action-packed, quick read will keep readers guessing who Spoilsport is and what his or her motives are. A good read for reluctant readers or for teens interested in forensic science.

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Malcolm Rose

Malcolm Rose is the author of more than twenty-five novels for young adults. A former professor of chemistry, he is a well-known crime and thriller writer. Rose has won many awards over the years, including the Angus Book Award for Tunnel Vision and the Lancashire Book of the Year Award for Plague. His first book in the Traces series, Framed!, was selected as a 2006 Best International Book by the International Reading Association.

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Final Lap
Malcolm Rose

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Kingfisher
February 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753460054
ISBN10: 075346005X
7 1/2 x 5 1/10 inches, 231 pages
Age Range: 12 to 17
Grade Range: 7 to 12
$5.95
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