Jonah is to buy a race horse for a client's soon to be stepson, and the plot is off and running.
Jonah is to buy a steeplechaser for the son of a special friend but there was more to wealth in this deal. As Jonah left the stables, he had a blow to the head and heard a voice say "We don't want your money, we want your horse".
For a generous commission from a wealthy American woman, ex-prize-winning jockey Jonah Dereham finds himself bidding for a young steeplechaser. Unfortunately, someone doesn't want Jonah purchasing this horse, and would even resort to murder.
For a generous commission, ex-prize-winning jockey Jonah Dereham agrees to bid on a special horse for a wealth American lady. Unfortunately, for him, the crunch on his skull after the auction is not the last. There's more in store, until he manages to figure out the real high-stakes game being played.
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"One of the greatest living suspense writers"
Dick Francis never lets me know. Every one of his books is a page turner. I couldn't put this one down either. Good mystery plus romance, good guys and bad.