"'Move over Dick Francis, here's competition!' -- Me magazine
Life hasn't been easy for Joey Leatham. As a tiny orphan, he has to fight to survive. Then he escaped to the circus, where he was captivated by Nina Korsakov and discovered an affinity with horses. But a trapeze accident forced him to leave to join his brother as an apprentice jockey. Suddenly his lack of size is an advantage, and Joey becomes one of the most sought-after jockeys in Europe. Success brings him happiness, then he is blackmailed. Despite his innocence, Joey knows hie tormentor could ruin his career as well as his relationship with Nina. But what is happening to those who can prove his innocence? How can he find the identity of the blackmailer? And how long can he hold out?"
Really good racing thriller! Enjoyed this, my first Francome book, as I do the Dick Francis books. Looking forward to reading more of his racing bestsellers!