|A fateful stint in corporate hospitality introduced Tammy Kaehler to the exciting world of racing, which inspired the first Kate Reilly mystery and she hasn’t looked back since. In the third installment of this thrilling high-octane series, Kate is gearing up for the 24 Hours of Daytona race but is thrown off with news of her boyfriend fighting for his life after a hit-and-run accident. When she learns it may have been no accident, Kate teams up with an investigative reporter to uncover the truth. PW says Avoidable Contact “has pacing reminiscent of 24…to make this entry as exciting as a spin around the speedway.”||
Racecar driver Kate Reilly is suited up and ready for the start of the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona. But what's ahead will test her will and nerve more than any other endurance race....
Even before the green flag waves over Daytona International Speedway comes word that Kate's boyfriend Stuart is fighting for his life after a hit-and-run earlier in the day. Still reeling from that news, Kate must absorb other shocks in the race's opening hours, including an on-track accident with tragic consequences and an eyewitness who claims Stuart was run down deliberately.
Convinced the reason for Stuart's attack can be found in the race paddock, Kate and her best friend Holly join forces with an investigative reporter to find out who's after Stuart and why. Alternating stints behind the wheel of her Corvette racecar with stretches of quizzing colleagues and searching for clues, Kate taps every possible source--friend, foe, and family--to help her unmask Stuart's attacker.
As the race clock counts down to zero hour, Kate must confront her own deeply held fears about life, death, love, and trust before she can sort the truth from the lies around her. Only then can she identify who's willing to kill to keep a secret buried--and stop them before they lash out again.
About the Author
Before trying her hand at fiction, Tammy Kaehler established a career writing marketing materials, feature articles, executive speeches, and technical documentation. A fateful stint in corporate hospitality introduced her to the racing world, which inspired the first Kate Reilly racing mystery. She works as a technical writer in the Los Angeles area, where she lives with her husband and many cars.