Harrison Foster is a crisis manager, sent to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables slaughters six horses, including the short-priced Derby favourite. Harry (as he is known) finds there is far more to the fire than initially meets the eye. For a start, human remains are found in the burnt-out shell. Who is the mystery victim?
The Chadwick family are a dysfunctional racing dynasty, with the emphasis being on the nasty. Resentment between the generations is rife and sibling rivalry bubbles away like volcanic magma beneath a thin crust of respectability. Harry represents the Middle-Eastern owner of the Derby favourite and, as he delves deeper into the unanswered questions surrounding the horse’s demise, he ignites a fuse that blows the volcano sky-high, putting him in grave jeopardy. Can Harry solve the riddle before he is overcome by the toxic emissions from the eruption and is bumped off by the fallout?
Published 20th September,Hardback, 448 pages.