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Road bike racing rules in this action-packed adventure perfect for cycling fans, readers of the popular Five Ancestors series, and anyone who loves a fast-paced page-turner.Ryan Vanderhausen is psyched. After his mountain biking disaster, he discovers that his size and strength make him a natural for road bike racing. So he and his friends Phoenix, Jake, and Hú Dié head to California to train with Ryan’s cousin Peter. But right away, things get weird. Experienced cyclists are dropping dead, and someone from the kids’ past pays them a very unwelcome visit. Then Peter is kidnapped in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Can the kids save Peter, evade the bad guys, and still manage to compete in their biggest race yet?
After being poisoned by his uncle as a guinea pig in a drug-testing trial, Ryan must now rid his body of the toxins through hard exercise and self-control. When the opportunity arises to go to California to learn road-bike racing from his mother's cousin, Ryan and his friends jump at the chance. What they don't realize is that confederates of Ryan's uncle think the four friends still know too much. Suddenly they find themselves in the crosshairs of a gang that will go to any length to shut them up.
Number of Pages: 226
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Series Title: Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Jeff Stone
Street Date: September 24, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-1968