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Too Close to Call

Graeme Roe

7 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

Races and off-course intrigues provide the thrills in Graeme Roe's fourth Jay Jessop thriller, set in the run-up to the Amateur Jockeys' Championship

Two casino owners from Las Vegas plot to acquire a group of British racecourses for their Supercasino scam - and nothing is going to get in their way, certainly not someone like racehorse owner Jay Jessop.

Meanwhile, Jay's world is beset with problems, ranging from the purely domestic - his wife's attitude to his new, young and sexy assistant trainer - to more pressing ones, such as the unwelcome advances of an international porn star, the erratic and increasingly aggressive behaviour of one of his investors, and the fact that there might be a rival's mole in his stables. And then a host of unsavoury heavies descend intrude on his life, forcing him to make contact with his Eastend minder Benny and his gang to help Jay sort things out...

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Praise for Too Close to Call

  • This is the stuff of classic racing thrillers, with liberal doses of violence and suspense, kidnap and murder. Roe's trump card, though, is the racing. - Racing Post

  • You don't want to put it down - Racing Post

  • Pacey and innovative, with good characters. - Richard Pitman, Sunday Express

  • Another action-packed racing thriller set against a realistic background of what National Hunt racing is really like. - Richard Dunwoody

  • A racy read by a racing man! - Toby Balding, trainer

  • Praise for Graeme Roe's Previous Novels

  • Roe succeeds in weaving a tale that keeps you galloping through the pages to find out what happens next. - Independent on Sunday

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