Champion jockey Kelly Hughes is accused of deliberately losing a race and as a consequence loses his licence. After the shocked disbelief wears off, he realizes that he must find out who is framing him and, if necessary, takes his investigations to the top, whatever the cost.
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From winning post to top of the bestseller list, time after time ( Sunday Times)
As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing ( Daily Mirror)
No jockey likes being labelled a cheat. Least of all by a Stewards' Enquiry. Kelly Hughes career looks doomed. He knows he's been framed, but finding the reason could prove dangerous. Especially with a killer on his tail... Hughes' own enquiry uncovers dynamite that could blow the racing world to smithereens. Only a few powerful - and violent - men know the sordid secret. And they'll go to extraordinary lengths to keep it that way. Murder is just one option... 'Highly ingenious' Times Literary Supplement 'Another winner' Publishers Weekly
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