Summoned by Lord October, the steward of the National Hunt Committee, Daniel Roke infiltrates Lord October's own stables in an attempt to uncover a suspected dope scam. Roke's investigations lead him to the stables of Hedley Humber, a cruel, ruthless man capable of anything. Roke knows that Humber will stop at nothing to carry out his devious plan--but how will he expose Humber without risking his own life?
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"The best thriller writer going."
Daniel Roke didn't want to leave his Australian stud farm to help look into an English horse-doping scandal. But there he was in England, taking over invetsigative duties vacated by a racing journalist who had died in a suspicious auto accident. And soon enough, Daniel learned that men who would give drugs to horses would do much worse to human beings....
Dick Francis has written more than forty international bestsellers and is widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest thriller writers. His awards include the Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University of Boston. In 1996 Dick Francis was made a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement and in 2000 he was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Sadly he died in 2010.
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