Champion steeplechase jockey Georgie Blane has dangerous passions - for thundering thoroughbreds, expenive women and top-shelf liquor. And he's not above throwing the occasional race . . . if the price is right. Now, with his career on the wane and in serious debt, Georgie has been offered a payoff he can't refuse - if the horse he is riding in the upcoming King George VI stakes doesn't finish first! Georgie's no stranger to the world of corruption, but this time is different - betrayal gallops close behind around every turn . . . and death waits for him in the winner's circle!