One of Dick Francis' earlier novels - same mixture of horse racing and murder mystery - very engaging, "real" feeling characters - fast-paced and exciting. This time, Francis' protagonist is a young but capable chief investigator for the British Jockey Club, who goes to Norway to solve the disappearance of a British jockey. A great read!
Champion jockey Robert Sherman has disappeared right before he was to race in the National, which he was sure to winand right before his wife was to give birth.
A coincidence? Perhaps.
But British Investigator David Cleveland doesnt believe in coincidence he believes someone made Sherman disappear for a reason. Unfortunately, with every answer he gets, the body count rises. And if hes not careful, the next body just might be his own