The Black Jersey

The Black Jersey

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The Black Jersey

Original title: Muerte contrarreloj
Author: Jorge Zepeda

«On Sunday, when the colored serpent passes under the Arc de Triomphe and rounds out twenty-one days and three thousand five hundred kilometers in Paris, I could just as easily be in a drawer in the morgue or wearing the yellow jersey. I’ve never climbed up on the podium, I’ve never won a stage, but right now I’m just a few seconds away from Steve Panata, my teammate and brother for the last eleven years. To get in that yellow jersey, I’ll have to betray him on the last day.«On Sunday, when the colored serpent passes under the Arc de Triomphe and rounds out twenty-one days and three thousand five hundred kilometers in Paris, I could just as easily be in a drawer in the morgue or wearing the yellow jersey. I’ve never climbed up on the podium, I’ve never won a stage, but right now I’m just a few seconds away from Steve Panata, my teammate and brother for the last eleven years. To get in that yellow jersey, I’ll have to betray him on the last day.

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. There’s a murderer among us, and the police have picked me to figure out who it is. A criminal who has decimated the leaders of the peloton, and must be caught before he strikes again: I myself could be the next victim. But I also know, thanks to his intervention, I could become the winner of the Tour de France.»

A psychological thriller confined to the small circle formed by those taking part in the Tour de France and with the backdrop of the summits of the Pyrenees and the Alps and their epic cycle climbs.

A classic whodunit in which every character is a suspect, everyone has their own motives, completely gripping with twists and turns at every stage… until you reach the end, with a totally unexpected ending that will delight even the cleverest reader of thrillers.

Original language

SPANISH (World) | Planeta

Translation rights

CZECH | Albatros Media
DANISH | DreamLitt
DUTCH | Karakter
ENGLISH (World) | Random House US
FRENCH | Actes Sud
ICELANDIC | Tindur
ITALIAN | Piemme
POLISH | Sonia Draga
PORTUGUESE (Brazil) | Planeta
PORTUGUESE (Portugal) | Planeta

FILM RIGHTS SOLD only for French TV series. All other audiovisual rights available.

«The Mexican Stieg Larsson.» Kirkus

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