The thirteenth of Dick Francis’s bestselling thrillers set in the world of horse racing, this time taking a sharp but tolerant look at what the racehorse dealing industry gets up to behind the scenes.
For a generous commission, ex-prize-winning jockey Jonah Dereham reluctantly agrees to bid on a young steeplechaser on behalf of a wealthy American woman. But his life is thrust into danger immediately following the auction, when he receives a blow to the head by two thugs demanding ownership of the horse. Unfortunately, that’s just the beginning. Now Jonah must figure out the high-stakes game being played ... before he becomes its next casualty.