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The black jersey / Jorge Zepeda Patterson ; translated by Achy Obejas.

Zepeda Patterson, Jorge, (author.). Obejas, Achy, 1956- (translator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library M ZEP (Text) 33500013090311 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library M ZEP (Text) 33500013090303 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984801067
  • ISBN: 1984801066
  • ISBN: 9781984801074
  • ISBN: 1984801074
  • Physical Description: xiii, 312 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"There are riders willing to die just to win a single leg of the Tour, careening downhill at a suicidal ninety kilometers per hour; now I know there are also riders ready to kill for it. Marc, a French-Colombian professional cyclist with a military past, is on an elite Tour de France team led by his best friend, Steve, an American star and a favorite to win this year's Tour. But the competition takes a dark turn when someone begins eliminating racers in a series of violent "accidents," and all the remaining athletes become suspects. Marc agrees to help the French police with their investigation from the inside, but as the days progress, the dangers grow, and the number of potential murderers--and potential winners--shrinks. In fact, if there's any team that has been favored by the murderer's actions, it's Marc and Steve's. Who can Marc trust? Who should he protect? As the finish line approaches, Marc must decide what he's willing to risk for justice, victory, and friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    For three weeks in July, cycling fans across the globe follow the most famous bicycle race in the world, the Tour de France. Patterson, a Mexican journalist, brings an original twist to the event with this thriller about murder and deadly sabotage among the competitors. Marc "Hannibal" Moreau, a French Colombian professional cyclist, is the domestique for the Fonar Team, and his job is to lead American superstar Steve Panata to his fifth Tour crown. After a series of suspicious accidents, Moreau, who has a military background, is summoned to provide leads for investigators from his perspective inside the peloton. Everyone is suspect: top rivals, coaches, mechanics, soigneurs (therapists), even members of the Fonar team. It's a bit of a stretch for a professional racer like Moreau to compete for 23 days covering 2,000 miles at the top level while expending energy on the investigation (and spending nights with his lover, Fiona Crowley, a mechanic and International Cycling Union (UCI) official), but the fast pace and numerous plot twists will keep readers in suspense until the end, when the cyclists cross the finish line at the Champs-Élysées. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jorge Zepeda Patterson is a journalist, novelist, and political analyst. He has been the director of several Mexican newspapers and was the founder of Siglo 21, a groundbreaking publication throughout the 1990s. He currently runs Sinembargo, a leader in Mexican news sites, and writes a weekly column that is published in sixteen different newspapers. His debut novel, Los corroptores, was a finalist for the El Premio Hammett Prize, and his second novel, Milena, won the Planeta Prize. His novels have been translated into more than ten languages.

Achy Obejas has translated the works of Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and many others. She’s the author of The Tower of Antilles, which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN Open Book Award, and several other honors. Her other books include Days of Awe and Ruins.

Subject: Tour de France (Bicycle race) > Fiction.
Cyclists > Fiction.
FICTION / Suspense.
FICTION / Sports.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.

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