I’m a Buffalo, New York native, and I live with my family in New England. I’ve written award-winning short stories, and I belong to Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. I graduated from the University of Buffalo and later earned a law degree, but it was the bomb scares and armed car chases I endured while studying counter-terrorism and art history at the American University of Rome that spurred my interest in writing thrillers.
A Formula One racing buff, I’m also a die-hard Sabres hockey fan who loves movies, reading other people’s suspense novels, and roaming Italy to hunt down my characters’ favorite wines and to research settings for the perfect murder.
My debut novel, THE RACE, is the first in my series featuring the HELL Rangers, a car-racing special ops force, and it’s geared toward fans of Lee Child, Dan Brown, Matthew Reilly, and Clive Cussler who like action-packed thrillers peppered with history and mystery. I hope you enjoy reading it, and if you do, please be sure to leave a review.
I’m currently at work on the second book in the HELL Ranger series, and I plan to release THE SCULPTOR, the first in a new suspense series, in 2014. Visit http://www.GinaFava.com and connect with me via my blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
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Rome, The Eternal City. Home to Devlin “Lucky” Lucchesi, husband, father, and car racing champion, whose lucky existence makes his alter ego as a special op HELL Ranger feel far away.
Until…Ishmael Zaid, an elusive international terrorist, and a villain from Devlin’s past, masterminds a terror attack that decimates Rome’s train station and rips Lucky’s life apart.
Devlin vows revenge. He teams with his HELL Ranger crew to battle Ishmael’s “Race” of followers and to diffuse a dozen more bombs set to wipe Rome off the map by midnight. The stakes skyrocket when Ishmael kidnaps Devlin’s young son and violates the sanctity of the Vatican, robbing one of its ancient relics to use as a symbol of war on mankind. Devlin and Ishmael finally collide in a showdown that will ultimately determine the fate of the world, and there will be HELL to pay.
The Race is the first book in what I hope will be many in a series. I cannot wait for the next one! I would recommend the book to anyone interested in reading a thriller. Set in today’s time period, this book will get you thinking about today’s world events. I read this book in record time because I could not put it down. There are twists, and turns and unlike most thrillers, what you expect to happen, and when, begins to fall apart when, well… I’d rather not write anymore. This is a must read! As a fore warning, three quarters of the way through this book when part IV begins, you want to leave yourself enough time to read the next 14 chapters at once. At this point as things unfold you can feel your heart thumping so hard that you cannot read fast enough.
Excellent read! I hope for more from this brilliant new author.
THE RACE focuses around a main character- Devlin “Lucky” Lucchesi. Very soon into the book you find out that Devlin is much more than meets the eye: he’s a loving husband, devoted father, and just happens to be a seven-time F1 champion half way to his (record) eighth championship. However, Devlin’s also an ex-Army Ranger who served in the first Persian Gulf war and what looks like your average pit crew/race team is anything but. Devlin’s race team is made up of all the members of his (ex)Army Rangers unit (as well as some family members) but they do much much more than service his winning F1 machine. They, along with Devlin, make up the HELL Rangers- a covert special operations team based in Rome. When I read that on the back of the book- my brain turned off. I was sure that I wouldn’t like this book- because I am not big on special ops/military fiction/spy fiction- it is so NOT usually by bag of tea. That made it hard for me read the first couple of chapters- but I soon found myself drawn into the story that Gina Fava weaves and falling in love with the characters as she weaved it.