About The Book:
Ned Pearson—wayward son of the New England investment-banking Pearson’s—wants to comfort his aunt Blake over the death of her son Willie. Cousin Willie, a super-wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist and collector, drove his rare, $15 million Ferrari off the side of a Sierra Madre mountain to a fiery death. But Ned—an international motor sports journalist and racing driver—just can’t make sense out of aspects of Willie’s death.
Puzzled, Ned sets off down the long backtrail that led up to Willie’s crash. Soon, he discovers that Willie was on a trail of his own, searching for unpleasant answers to dangerous questions. Along the way, Ned begins to fall in love with his dead cousin’s lovely (and now very rich) widow.
But Ned Pearson has no idea that he is being drawn into the deadly cross hairs of those threatened by the truth he’s seeking.
A mystery, a love story, a thriller with a stunning climax, The Duplicata will remind readers of Parker, Crais, the early Follett, and Travis McGee.
“What a wild ride! Well-developed characters, each nicely flawed and very real. Solid scenes in an international travelogue. Crackling dialogue.” Steven Manchester–Editor
David Thornhill Thompson’s international advertising agency published travel information for 60 countries. And for fun he has been messing with and writing about cars for 30 years. In 1993 he developed a crash-avoidance training program for teen drivers. Since then CarControl.com delivered the training to 50,000 students and parents. As a high-level amateur racer he won several championships and set track records at 7 major US racetracks. He lives in Florida. His boat is named Persist.