At the Sharp End . . .

The World of ZoŽ Sharp − Author of the Charlie Fox Thriller Series

ROAD KILL: Charlie Fox book five

'If you stay involved with Sean Meyer you will end up killing again,' my father said. 'And next time, Charlotte, you might not get away with it.'


Still bearing the emotional scars from her traumatic first bodyguarding job in the States, Charlie Fox returns to her former home to try and work out both her personal and professional future.

Instead of the peace for which she's been hoping, Charlie is immediately caught up in the aftermath of a fatal bike crash involving one of her closest friends.

a high-octane climax to this gripping story
Susanna Yager
The Sunday Telegraph

The more she probes, the more she suspects that the accident was far from accidental − and the more she finds herself relying on the support of her troubled boss, Sean Meyer, despite her misgivings over the wisdom of resuming their relationship.

And Charlie's got enough on her plate trying to work out who suddenly wants her dead. The only way to find out is to infiltrate a group of illegal road racers who appear hell-bent on living fast and dying young.

Taking risks is something that ex-Special Forces soldier Charlie knows all about, but doing it just for kicks seems like asking for trouble. By the time she finds out what's really at stake, she might be too late to stop them all becoming road kill . . .

From the author's notebook

ROAD KILL was one of those ideas that came about because of a snippet in the local paper when I lived down near Lancaster, saying that during the summer months an extraordinary number of motorcyclists had been killed on the road between the motorway and the local bikers' weekend haunt at Devil's Bridge, near Kirkby Lonsdale. The police were dismissing the accidents as 'rider error' but it got me thinking, 'What if it wasn't accidental? What if it was deliberate?'

Charlie rides two motorbikes in this book. She graduates from her faithful Suzuki RGV250 to a real monster − a Honda CBR900RR FireBlade. She acquired the new bike at the end of HARD KNOCKS, in circumstances I won't spoil for anyone who hasn't yet read that book. It's been sitting in the back of her parents' garage, waiting for the opportunity to come into its own.

ROAD KILL is set partly in the English Lake District and partly in Ireland, both north and south of the border. I've spent a lot of time in Ireland and it's a fabulous place that is very different from the gloomy, violent image gleaned from the news reports.