Debut Author Gina Fava rolls out thriller, The Race, at the height of auto racing season

The Race: A HELL Ranger Thriller
The Race: A HELL Ranger Thriller
June 27, 2013 - PRLog -- Author Gina Fava debuts her suspense novel, The Race: A HELL Ranger Thriller, in the midst of auto racing season, rolling out a story that draws from Fava's time spent living in Rome, her passion for car racing, and her love for steering complex characters through gritty, fast-paced plot lines.

In The Race, Formula One champion Devlin “Lucky” Lucchesi's life is torn apart in a terror attack.  Devlin vows revenge against Ishmael Zaid, a villain from his past, whose "Race" of followers have set a dozen bombs to wipe Rome off the map.  When Ishmael abducts Devlin's son and violates the sanctity of the Vatican, Devlin and his covert HELL Ranger crew must race against time to beat Ishmael at his own game.

"Like a super-Tuscan wine, the best thrillers are a complex infusion of elements," Fava stated.  "I love blending mystery, history, and action when crafting a story, and then saturating the plot and the characters with all that I've reaped from my travels to Italy."

Stephen M. Moore, author of The Midas Bomb says, "Gina Fava has spun an exciting tale that takes us back to mysteries like those of H. Rider Haggard’s classic novels and forward to the action thrillers like those of Preston and Child."  August  McLaughlin, author of In Her Shadow, an Indies Excellence Awards finalist, calls the book "A high-octane thriller, rich with action, imagination and intriguing suspense."

Fava plans a virtual launch of the eBook on July 14, celebrating the NASCAR New Hampshire 300 and the Honda Indy Series in Toronto.  An unofficial paperback launch takes place at independent bookseller Talking Leaves in her hometown of Buffalo, NY, August 8.  The official release of the print version coincides with the Italian Formula One Gran Premo, at Jamie's Fine Wine & Spirits in Carver, MA, September 7.  Additional book signings and events will take her through the United States Formula One Grand Prix in November, and beyond.

A University of Buffalo graduate, Gina Fava holds a WNEC law degree and has studied at the American University of Rome.  But, it's her first-hand experience with bomb scares, car chases, over-eager carabinieri, and dodging gunfire while living in Rome during the Persian Gulf War that spurred her extensive research in counter-terrorism.  She's an avid auto racing fan, and she frequently travels Italy to hunt down her characters' favorite wines.  She is the author of award-winning short stories, and is a member of International Thriller Writers.  A Buffalo, New York native, Gina Fava resides with her family in New England.  Her second novel, The Sculptor, is due for release in 2014.

The Race is available in eBook on Kindle, Nook, and iPad, and in trade paperback (490 pp., $17.95) on and through independent booksellers by Steepo Press.  ISBN  978-0-9893587-0-5.

Gina Fava is available for interviews, appearances, and/or book signings.  Visit to learn more.
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