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Published by Severn House,
27 Feb. 2015. ISBN: 978-0-7278-8486-2
When Harry Radcliffe
is injured during a race, it is uncertain whether he will be able to race
again. Meanwhile, he needs to earn a living. As along with being a jockey Harry
also writes a weekly newspaper column on the vagaries of horse racing, his
friend and boss Mike Grantly suggests he pursue this as an alternative career
until the outcome of the injury he sustained during the fall, determines
whether or not he can get back in the saddle.
Initially he is not too keen but
eventually he agrees to ghost-write the autobiography of retiring racehorse
trainer Elspeth Maudsley. Soon he is immersed in research of her family and
career.But not everyone is happy about
Elspeth’s autobiography, not least members of her own family.
Matters take a serious turn when
Harry is involved in an accident that is clearly an attempt on his life.
Further incidents follow and eventually murder results. Someone doesn’t want the
book written and will, it seems go to any length to achieve that. Convinced
that the answer must lie in Elspeth’s past, Harry continues his research into
her family history.
While Harry pursues Elspeths
past Harry discovers that there are secrets in his own family history.People
and situations he has accepted all his life now come into question, and the
truth may rock his world.With his
future in racing uncertain, looking over his shoulder for an unknown assassin,
Harry takes solace from his estranged wife being to a degree back in his life
but has that any future?
This is one of those books that
grabs you from the first page and never let’s go.Very much in the Dick Francis mode – the good
guys are really decent chaps and the bad guys are very bad indeed.For a fast paced action packed read this is
for you. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes
born in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamhire. She was always a scribbler
from childhood. She has been a member of Nottingham Writers' Club for 35 years,
and is also a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Crime Writers'
Association and Mystery People group.Glenis has eight published novels.