Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing.
Sid Halley’s career as a jockey - and his marriage - were brought to a sudden end by a heartbreaking accident. His glory days are over, but now, as a private investigator, he still finds a certain satisfaction in successfully solving a case. His latest one, though, could prove to be his undoing.
Rosemary Casper, wife of an elite racehorse trainer, has begged for his help in figuring out why her husband’s most promising horses have been performing so poorly. Halley thinks she’s overreacting at first. Then hints of deceit and brutal danger make him think twice…
Praise for Dick Francis
‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer
‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune
‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound… all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review
‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald
‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday
‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman
‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune
‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal
‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times
‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times
‘A rare and magical talent… who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune