Toronto: Mercury Press, 2006.
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
R.A.C.E. (Radical Association of Criminal Ethnicities) is a group on the verge of creating a new, highly addictive illegal drug. When several veteran officers are sidelined by corruption charges, an error in his police experience file qualifies parking officer Jon Rupret for membership in an elite squad— Operation Anti-R.A.C.E.— speedily set up to identify the criminals and stop the new drug before it can be sold on the street. Jon is partnered with jaded detective Philip Beadsworth, who’s none too thrilled with the situation.
The story follows the criminals’ desperate attempts to bully innocent chemists into creating the ultimate drug, and the police, as they attempt to track them down. R.A.C.E. is also a satirical and humorous look at the multicultural landscape of Toronto through Jon Rupret’s eyes.