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Kirkus Indie Review December 19, 2017
The French flag signals the start of the 24-hour adrenaline rush of Le Mans, the most famous auto race in the world, which provides the backdrop of a terror plot by Muslim jihadists to assassinate the leaders of the free world. Tygre, the beautiful heroine of The Racing Heart, becomes an unwilling pawn caught between the international forces of money, power, sex, and fanaticism. The story follows Tygre's transformation from her childhood in Poland to her coming of age through her experiences as a top supermodel, which affords her entrée into rarefied levels of high society, wealth, and power.
The Racing Heart, a romantic thriller, is a gripping roller-coaster of emotions, events, and determination to overcome impossible odds. Will Tygre survive an international terror plot? Does she have what it takes to abandon her comfort level and reveal her true character? Will she find true love she has been searching for all her life? In the whirlwind of intrigue, Tygre is forced to adjust her skewed sense of values, display intelligence and gather the courage to emerge transformed and victorious. The Racing Heart has the emotion of Love Story and the thrill of Le Mans wrapped with insider perception into global terror. The novel is peppered with rich, powerful, abusive men who helped determine the course of Tygre's rise to fame, leading up to the über-villains, epitomized by the pill-popping Khalil Karim and his pathologically malevolent assistant and lover, Malik Youssaf. Flashbacks reveal the personal journey of a romantic, high-spirited teenage girl from Poland. The narrative progresses quickly, comfortably vacillating between present and past. The behind-the-scenes details and dangers of Le Mans racing ring true and function well as a compelling foil for the simultaneous life and death drama being taking place off the racecourse.
VARIOUS TESTIMONIALS ABOUT THE RACING HEART
"The Racing Heart's alright!"
-Tom Clancy, author of The Hunt of Red October, Dead or Alive, Without Remorse and many other titles.
"A page turning exploration of the curse and ecstasy of female beauty and sensuality against the backdrop of a terror plot during the 25 Hours of Le Mans, the most prestigious auto race in the world."
-Warren Adler, author of The War of the Roses and Randon Hearts.
"So glad to hear The Racing Heart's success. I love it and can not wait for my many girl friends to meet you and hear it all. Great book!"
-Eva Hansen, Palm Beach
"Ava, I started reading your book last night and I couldn't put it away- I am on chapter 25. Can't wait to finish. Love the plot, the Polish touch in the book is great, the sex scenes!!! WOW. Congratulations! Hugs and kisses, Asha."
EUROHOMES, Palm Beach
"I finished reading your book and think you have done marvelously well with it all! I particularly liked the memory parts..."
Palm Beach, Florida
"I am loving The Racing Heart, Ava. I read half the book last night. Couldn't put it down."
Ward Pilaties. Darien Connecticut
"The Racing Heart's an engaging, exciting and suspenseful story, masterfully told. Finished in one seating. A must read."
-Celik Kayalar. PHD
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"Best of luck with your remarkable book, Ava. May we all have The Racing Heart!"
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About the Author
She studied French literature at La Sorbonne, Paris, France and creative writing at Columbia University, New York. Ava is the widow of William Donner Roosevelt, FDR's grandson. She worked for an international intelligence company, The Fairfax Group, based in the Washington, D.C. area, headed by the internationally-recognized counter-terrorism expert, Michael J. Hershman. Ava currently divides her time between Palm Beach, Florida and Wilson Point, Connecticut. Visit the author's website at www.theracingheart.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Don't waste the time or the money! This book is pure rubbish. If you have an education beyond 10th grade, then spare yourself. I know this is fiction, but come on! I have been to LeMans and am a Formula 1 fan and I still couldn't bear to finish it.