More gripping than the Grand National, with terrific characters and a gripping plot and all the drama and colour of the racing world
Pippa Hutchison is an aspiring young trainer, certain that given the right horses she is as good as anyone in the business. Until, that is, an owner removes two horses to another yard, and one shows dramatic improvement. She enlists the help of her brother, Jamie, once a star flat jockey, now trying to revive his racing career over fences after a harrowing term in prison. But former wild boy Jamie has his own demons to deal with, like the new challenge of jumps riding, the hostility of those who can never forgive him for a young lad's death - and the black wall within him that separates him from his past.
'Comparisons to Dick Francis are inevitable but justified...It's certainly an effective formula, especially when it includes a cast of characters that could be identified by any regular racegoer, and there are some genuinely exhilarating descriptions of races that capture the tension and excitement, and could be written only with a jockey's insight' Daily Mail - Daily Mail