By Dick Francis
Geoffrey Mason, a junior barrister and amateur jockey, likes his two careers kept separate from each other. His double life runs smoothly until the rivalry of two professional jockeys interferes with one of the men getting killed and the other jockey accused of his murder. Mason tries to avoid getting involved in the case, but when a heightened sense of justice strikes him, he ends up coming to the colleague's defense. It's a job taken at his own risk, however, when criminal elements want to stop his efforts. This latest mystery by Francis unveils corruption and intimidation in both the courtroom and on the racetrack. Highly recommended!