By: Francis, Dick

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"Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon. However, three in a single afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than one eyebrow." It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Last seen in 1995's "Come to Grief," former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well-but in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest. But this is precisely how he finds jockey Huw Walker-who, only a few hours earlier, had won the coveted Triumph Hurdle. Just moments before the gruesome discovery, Halley had been called upon by Lord Enstone to make discreet inquiries into why his horses appeared to be on a permanent losing streak. Are races being fixed? Are bookies taking a cut? And if so, are trainers and jockeys playing a dangerous game with stakes far higher than they are realistic? Halley's quest for answers draws him even deeper into the darker side of the race game, in a life-or-death power play that will push him to his very limits-both professionally and personally.


Author Name: Francis, Dick

Categories: Mystery & Thriller,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons: 2006

ISBN Number: 0399154000

ISBN Number 13: 9780399154003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 68349

Description: First Edition; First Printing Near Fine Hardcover in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Binding straight and tight; corners and edges sharp. No marks or writing. Not Price-clipped. ; 308 pages

Keywords: Horse Racing -fiction Private Investigators,