Driven to Crime: True Stories of Wrongdoing in Motor Racing is the debut novel by Crispian Besley (Bn 77), inspired by his life-long interest in cars and passion for motor racing. In his novel, Besley investigates misdemeanours at all levels, from drivers, designers and mechanics to team owners, entrants and sponsors.
People lie, cheat, steal and even kill for a variety of reasons, one of which is to go motor racing, a particularly expensive and egotistical sport. This intriguing book, the result of years of research, encompasses not just those who have been ‘driven to crime’ in order to pay for their sport but also characters within motor racing who have been involved in wrongdoing, sometimes through no fault of their own. Over 60 true stories cover webs of deceit and numerous crimes including drug trafficking, corruption, embezzlement, robbery, fraud, murder and money laundering.
This book will appeal not only to motor racing enthusiasts and cognoscenti on both sides of the Atlantic but also to anyone who enjoys reading about crime.
Driven to Crime is available direct from Evro (the publishers), Waterstones, WH Smith, and other online retailers.