OVERRIDE

No Brakes

A Novel

Henry Holt and Co.

A vintage car rally in Northern Ireland--a three-day race over rough country roads through hostile territory where armed patrols shoot to kill. An American woman of a certain age, clever and independent, is along for the ride, co-driver and navigator to a charming narcissist who is also her son's best friend. She has known Ludo since he was a boy--knows, too, that their affair is forbidden ground.
 
He is a sensualist, selfish but magnetic. Life, death, sex, politics--all are no more than entertainments to him.
 
Dangers erupt. Police respond to a bomb threat. Rumors spread. One of the cars may be carrying explosives. Warnings come that a bridge is mined, a road booby-trapped. And a wild young British princess, driving incognito in a competing car, may be the target of terrorists. May be a terrorist herself.
 
And tying uncontrolled rumor to barely repressed violence: the cynical manipulation of big money, willing to trade in anything--drugs, arms, nuclear fules, human lives.
 
Moving as swiftly as the race it runs, No Brakes is a taut, erotic thriller in which speed, danger, and passion are players in a sinister game no one can win. 

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  • Lois Gould makes her home in New York and Connecticut, but for five years she lived in Ballina, Ireland. A frequent contributor to The New York Times, she is the author of seven previous novels: Such Good Friends, Necessary Objects, Final Analysis, A Sea-Change, La Presidenta, Subject to Change, and Medusa's Gift.
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No Brakes

A Novel

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