Dick Francis takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing with this gripping tale about the illusion of film and the reality of murder.
Champion jockey Robert Sherman has disappeared right before his wife was about to give birth. And right before he was sure to win the National. A coincidence?
British investigator David Cleveland doesn’t think so. He’s convinced someone made Sherman disappear, but with every answer David gets, the body count rises. And if he isn’t careful, the next body might just be his own...
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