By Lyndon Stacey
(Hutchinson, Paperback, 9780091800277, 416pp.)
Publication Date: September 26, 2005
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Doggedly chasing the truth, a journalist finds himself physically and psychologically tested as he uncovers a tale of prejudice, ambition and heartbreak.
Ben Copperfield is a freelance journalist specializing in all things equine, so when he hears that the hot favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup has been kidnapped, he wastes no time in following up the story.
Although the horse’s owner and trainer, self-made millionaire Eddie Truman calls the police immediately, it seems he has one or two skeletons in his cupboard that he would rather not reveal, and so he also employs Ben to investigate — with the promise of an exclusive — and with orders to report back only to Truman.
Ben goes to work right away, but as the date of the Gold Cup draws ever closer, it is still unclear whether the missing horse is still alive. Where on earth could a valuable racehorse be hidden for so long? And what is the secret from Truman’s past that he will not share, not even with Ben?
Lyndon Stacey is the bestselling author of Cut Throat, Blindfold and Deadfall. She lives in the Blackmore Vale.
“The closest to taking Dick Francis’s crown.”