Hiding Behind Thunder
by Don Falloon
Davey Sutherland is racing from his past. On the run for a crime he didn’t commit, Davey is a fugitive from the law and a target for retribution. But, can a racecar outrun revenge?
Reeling from the loss of his mother to a deadly drunk-driving accident, Davey hungers to see her killer, crime boss Hector Salazar, brought to justice. But when money and clout decide otherwise, Davey unsuccessfully attacks Salazar outside the courtroom in a fit of rage.
When Salazar is later found stabbed to death, all eyes immediately fall on Davey. Under a hail of bullets, the young man flees his home to escape the murderous vengeance of Salazar's own crazed son. Without a home, and a target of Salazar's criminal organization, Davey races across the country to hide. When his money runs out, an uncharacteristic crime of opportunity lands him in jail. But, his crime may also be the key to his salvation.
A budding race team owner sees a natural talent in the would-be car thief. He offers Davey a choice: jail or the racetrack. Adopting the alias “Colt Kellogg,” Davey takes to the track, immersing himself into his new identity and career as he infiltrates the rough-and-tumble world of 1960s NASCAR. Taken under the wing of a veteran racer named “Fireball,” Davey quickly grows as a racecar driver, and as a man.
Davey gains friends, finds success, and even falls in love. But his growing notoriety also means that he can't hide his secrets forever. Still pursued by those seeking justice and those lusting for revenge, Davey Sutherland is forced to live his life HIDING BEHIND THUNDER.
A story of tragedy, triumph and redemption, the 136,000-word novel HIDING BEHIND THUNDER is equal parts mystery, adventure, and 1960s stock car racing history.
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- Don Falloon, June 2011
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