Cut Throat: A Heartstopping Thriller in the Tradition of Dick Francis

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Ross Wakelin, a talented American rider with a chequered past, arrives at Oakley Manor soon after Bellboy, the Hickstead Derby winner, is found in his stable with his throat cut. Ross is drawn into a deadly spiral of threatening events, and finds himself at the heart of a terrifying campaign.

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Ross Wakelin, a talented American rider with a checkered past, has come to England hoping for a fresh start. But soon after he arrives at Oakley Manor stables, he learns that all is not as it seems. Bellboy, international show jumper and winner of the Hickstead Derby, was recently found in his stall with his throat cut—and his violent death has sparked a vicious vendetta against one of the stables’ owners. Unwittingly, Ross is drawn ever deeper into a deadly spiral of events. Now, with more than just his career at stake, he must uncover Oakley Manor’s secrets. But as he begins to close in on the truth, he finds that someone is prepared to go to any lengths to destroy him—and knows exactly where to strike.

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This first novel takes us on a thrilling ride into the dangerous sport of international showjumping.

When champion showjumper Billboy is found dead in his stable with his throat cut, it is the beginning of a cruel extortion campaign against one of the owners at Oakley Manor yard. American rider, Ross Wakelin, newly arrived in the UK and looking for a fresh start, is drawn into the investigation around Billboy. But Ross finds he has to deal with the ill-will of some of his colleagues at the yard and his detractors in the world of equestrianism who seem bent on sabotaging his efforts. And as Ross begins to close in on the truth, he finds that the extortioner is prepared to go to any lengths to destroy him, and knows exactly where to strike.

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