Hot Money - Large Print Author:Dick Francis When you are saddled with relatives like those of jockey Ian Pembroke, you've got valid cause for concern. There's Ian's father, Malcolm, a gold arbitrageur with a Midas touch in everything but wives (he's had five). Then there are the ex-wives themselves: Ian's grudge-bearing mother, a vicious pair called "the witches,&... more »quot; and now the last and most detestable, a murder victim.
When, in the wake of her brutal death, Malcolm's own life is threatened, Ian assumes the role of sleuth. Quickly he surmises the perpetrator must be either an ex-wife or one of their generally hapless, chronically greedy offspring.
As Ian searches for the killer, the danger to both himself and Malcolm escalates. Before the truth is out, Ian will discover more than he ever wanted to - about hate that builds silently through the years, about the terrible price we pay for our fathers' sins, and about a twisted knot of passion compelled to turn love to punishment.« less