Hot Money Author:Dick Francis Moira Pembroke, avaricious and calculating, is brutally murdered, her face pushed down into a sack of potting compost. Her husband, multi-millionaire Malcolm Pembroke, is a man of strong passions whose colourful life has included five wives and nine children. Moira was his fifth wife and their marriage estranged Malcolm from his favorite son, Ia... more »n. But it is to Ian that Malcolm now turns for help.
They agree to meet a the Newmarket Yearling Sales and instantly the two men are whirled into what turns out to be a horrifying race to find Moira's murderer before the maniac can strike again. Greed, malice and lethal ploys lie ahead of father and son as they track the killer remorselessly. Only occasionally are they able to enjoy themselves at some of the world's top racecourses. But danger and peril lie in wait for their return.
Hot Money is an enthralling novel, concerned not only with the chase and the complex relationship between Malcolm and Ian, but also with the right of anyone to do what they like with their own wealth. Spend it, give it away or burn it - whose money is it anyway? Ian may not always approve of his father's financial decisions but he'll defend his right to make them - to the death.« less