G.P. Putnam's Sons
On Sale: October 9, 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
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Suspense | Thriller Crime
New York Times--bestselling author Felix Francis
returns with his newest edge-of-your-seat horseracing
thriller in the Dick Francis tradition.
Harrison Foster, a crisis manager for a London firm, is
summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables
kills six very valuable horses, including the short-priced
favorite for the Derby. There is far more to the "simple"
fire than initially meets the eye...for a start, human
remains are found among the equestrian ones in the burnt-out
shell. All the stable staff are accounted for, so who is the
Harry knows very little about horses, indeed he positively
dislikes them, but he is thrust unwillingly into the world
of thoroughbred racing, where the standard of care of the
equine stars is far higher than that of the humans who
attend to them.
The Chadwick family is a dysfunctional racing dynasty.
Resentment between the generations is rife and sibling
rivalry bubbles away like volcanic magma beneath a thin
crust of respectability.
Harry represents the Middle Eastern owner of the Derby
favourite and, as he delves deeper into the unanswered
questions surrounding the horse's demise, he ignites a fuse
that blows the volcano sky-high. Can Harry solve the riddle
before he is bumped off by the fallout?
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