Another absolutely entrancing Dick Francis story about horse racing. Even if you don't care a hoot about horse racing (and I don't except when I'm reading Dick Francis), this story will fascinate you. He's a master.
When English agent Gene Hawkins told his boss he'd forego his vacation to search for millionaire Dave Teller's prized missing stallion, he didn't know his retainer would include the attentions of his boss's beautiful daughter--or Teller's seldom sober wife. Nor did he know that a trail from London to New York to Las Vegas to Califonria would eventually lead to murder....
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ENGLISH AGENT GENE HAWKINS TOLD HIS BOSS HE WOULD FOREGO HIS VACATION TO SEARCH FOR MILLIONAIRE DAVE TELLER'S PRIZED MISSING STALLION. HE DID NOT KNOW THE HIS RETAINER WOULD INCLUDE THE ATTENTION OF HIS BOSS'S BEAUTIFUL TEENAGE DAUGHTER-OR TELLER'S SELDOM SOBER WIFE OR THAT A TRAIL FROM LONDON TO NEW TORK TO LAS VEGAS TO CAILFORNIA WOULD LEAD EVENTURALLY TO MURDER.
Dick Francis is in top form in this novel. The main character's struggle with depression complicates his investigation into some prime bloodstock horses that have been stolen and his attempts to recover them. The insurance investigator from the insurance company is at first adversarial but becomes a friend as the story continues. Worth a read!