A very good first edition, signed by the author to the title page. There is some push-in to the top of the spine, and 2 small dents along the top of the back cover. In a very good price-clipped dust jacket, with creasing along the top of the jacket.
A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.
Tim Ekaterin has a lot of money. Unfortunately, it is other people's, and it is his job to invest it wisely, or get fired. And right now he's taken a big risk: using £5 million to stud a champion racing stallion.
When the resulting foals have birth defects, Tim is worried and decides that there may be something else going on at the stables. His suspicions are confirmed when one of those helping with the horses is murdered.
Now it's not just about money, but about life and death. Determined to get to the bottom of why anyone would do this, Tim puts himself in danger's path to discover the truth . .