The Moretti Racing Family Saga: Book 1
Publication Date: December 2, 2023
Third-generation racer Alex Moretti drives for his father, Andy, a motorsport legend and now expanding team owner. Moretti Motorsport had seemed to hit a grand slam when landing a lucrative multi-year sponsorship deal with Unibank, a major banking institution based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Just when Andy’s racing enterprise was advancing toward superteam status, the sponsorship relationship explodes when young Alex is involved in a serious car accident, injuring the bank CEO’s youngest teenage daughter, Amanda, who is suddenly unconscious in a Las Vegas hospital and aborting a six-to-seven week pregnancy.
Released from the team, Alex spends two years in motorsport exile while Amanda’s father is hellbent on destroying the Morettis, threatening Andy with a multi-million dollar lawsuit and pushing criminal charges against his son, who is forced to travel the world for any free-lance ride in a race car he could muster.
When Alex finally gets a chance to resurrect his career, Amanda is pressured to testify against him following new inculpatory evidence from their past relations. As both push back against their feuding fathers, their forbidden romance is forced to a climax while playing out in the courts, the press, and in the corporate suites and backstretch of the world’s greatest motor race.
James Herbert Harrison, a native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, has lived and worked throughout the continental United States as a businessman and industrial equipment and software sales representative. He currently resides in Olathe, Kansas, with his wife, Maryna, and their thirteen-year-old son. James has an older son who remains in Cape Girardeau as well as two older step kids. The family are active and proud members of Lenexa Baptist Church in Lenexa, Kansas.
James’ pedigree as a writer began ten years earlier with the publishing of his first novel. Quest For Power, a political thriller soon to be re-released as The Programmer. Miracle From Ukraine, a totally different departure in genre, was inspired by the real-life saga of James and Maryna, having experienced many of the actual events in the story. James is currently working on Escape From Ukraine, a dramatic and contemporary sequel.