Hover Car Racer

Hover Car Racer

by Matthew Reilly
     
 

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In the world of the near future, man travels everywhere in vehicles that hover four feet above the ground. But this brilliant new technology has inspired a super-fast, ultra-competitive sport the likes of which the world has never seen: hover car racing. It’s both dangerous and glamorous, where racers are part fi ghter pilot, part race-car driver, all

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In the world of the near future, man travels everywhere in vehicles that hover four feet above the ground. But this brilliant new technology has inspired a super-fast, ultra-competitive sport the likes of which the world has never seen: hover car racing. It’s both dangerous and glamorous, where racers are part fi ghter pilot, part race-car driver, all superstar. It is the hottest ticket in town.

This is the story of Jason Chaser, a talented young racer who is selected to attend the famed International Race School, the brutal gateway to the Professional Circuit. There he will contest against the best young racers on the planet – on some of the wildest circuits you can imagine – all of them wanting one thing: to graduate from the Race School and get a contract to compete in the big time, the International Pro Circuit.

“No one writes faster–moving adventure fiction.” — Publishers Weekly

“From the best-selling author of Seven Deadly Wonders and Contest comes a thrilling racing adventure.” - Amazon

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Hover cars are the hottest things in transportation; they travel at incredible speeds and have replaced traditional automobiles in the sport of racing. Reilly, normally a writer of adult horror stories, turns to a young adult audience with this fast-paced and thoroughly exciting (though a bit predictable) tale. Jason Chaser and his younger brother, known only as "The Bug," are promising hover car racers who get a chance to enroll in the prestigious Tasmanian Race School. Jason's racing instincts are first rate, but he soon finds that a major part of professional racing is being able to survive the vicious attacks by other racers who will do anything to eliminate competition. In race after thrilling race, Jason and his brother gradually rise to the top and find themselves in the world's most challenging race, held in New York. Sean Mangan does an outstanding job of maintaining the pace of this story, narrating each race with just the right amount of enthusiasm and theatrics. A nail-biting suspense thriller.-Joseph L. Carlson, Allan Hancock Coll., Lompoc, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405050630
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
11/05/2004

Meet the Author

Matthew Reilly was born in Sydney in 1974 and studied Law at the University of New South Wales. After being rejected by every major publisher in Australia, Matthew self-published his first novel Contest and went on to secure a contract with Pan Macmillan. His first novel, Ice Station, was a runaway success. His achievements in Australia have now been repeated internationally with his novels becoming bestsellers in fourteen countries and nine languages. Film rights to Ice Station were optioned to Paramount Pictures in 2002. He has written both screenplays and magazine articles and has also directed three short films.

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