Dark Horse - Elena Estes, Bk 1 Author:Tami Hoag The wealthy world of Palm Beach horsey set seems a long way from a cop world in a narcotics division. A lifetime ago under cover sheriff detective Elena Estes worked the mean streets and back alleys living by her wits and long odds until she took one risk too many. Now Estes lives on the ragged edge of lost hope and self hatred, hiding from the ... more »past and believing she doesn't have a future is about to become a race between life and death.
A young woman is missing and her twelve year old sister comes to Estes for help. No one but studious Molly Seabright seems concerned about what's happened to her troubled older sister. Estes has no PI license, and no desire to break her self imposed exile. But the more she learns about the people Erin Seabright was involved with the more her long dormant cop instincts come back to life.
One trip to the show grounds where Erin worked as a groom and Estes is quickly pulled to the dark side of a glamorous sport. Behind the ultra-rich facade is a ultra-ruthless world of drugs, pay off and dirty deals. And in that world stocks a killer who leads Estes down a twisted trail of mayhem and murder to a final show down that could cost her everything. A race against time and evil. A race in which Estes is the dark horse -- and no one is betting on her to win.« less