Alan York’s friend, jockey Bill Davidson, is killed in Admiral’s fall. After the race, York visits the fence and discovers a coil of wire lying beside the fence post and signs of where the wire has been attached. The fall is no accident – but murder. Unable to convince the police of this, York turns amateur sleuth and is soon on the trail of a ruthless gang of race-fixers operating out of Brighton. Now Alan is caught in a new race: find the gang’s leaders before the gang catches up with him.
Dick Francis provides an exciting and thrilling read from the world of racing. His books are well written and there is a touch of everything from romance to humour. Also his books are binge worthy reading and you will want to read another one.