Pippa Hutchison is an aspiring young trainer, certain that given the right horses she is as good as anyone in the business. Until, that is, an owner removes two horses to another yard, and one shows dramatic improvement. She enlists the help of her brother, Jamie, once a star flat jockey, now trying to revive his racing career over fences after a harrowing term in prison. But former wild boy Jamie has his own demons to deal with, like the new challenge of jumps riding, the hostility of those who can never forgive him for a young lad's death - and the black wall within him that separates him from his past.
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Praise for John Francome:
"The natural successor to Dick Francis"
- Irish Times
"Thrills to the final furlong...Francome knows how to write a good racing thriller."
- Daily Express
"Francome provides a vivid panorama of the racing world...and handles the story's twist deftly."
- The Times
"...like Dick Francis, [Francome] goes beyond the thunder of the turf to the skulduggery of the trading ring..."
- Mail on Sunday
Ex-National Hunt Jockey John Francome is a broadcaster on racing for Channel 4. The 7-times champion is the author of 18 highly acclaimed racing thrillers. He lives in Berkshire.
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Book Description Headline Book Publishing Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st British Paperback Edition, 1st Ptg. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Nice, unsold, unread first British paperback edition, first printing of this horse racing mystery featuring Jamie Hutchinson and DI Jane Culpepper. Some fading. Ships in a box, fast service from a real bricks and mortar independent bookstore open since 1998. No remainder marks. Bookseller Inventory # 003899
Book Description Headline Book Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0755300629