Steve Cline is working at Churchill Downs for the Derby when a chance encounter triggers a series of events that spiral out of control and plunge Steve into the world of the ultra rich, where greed and revenge and ambition lead to a power play that culminates in a bloody triple cross.
Awards and Nominations:
Best Book of Indiana, Book Sense notable Book, IPPY Award medalist, ForeWord magazine Book-of-the-Year medalist, Kentucky Literary Award and Great Lakes Book Award nominee
Booklist: “When Steve Cline accepts his horse trainer father’s invitation to spend two weeks at Churchill Downs as one of two caregivers for Kentucky Derby contender Gallant Storm, he looks forward to an idyllic respite from his normal duties as a barn manager in Maryland. Cline wouldn’t be in his fourth crime mystery at the tender age of 23 if he weren’t a magnet for trouble, however, and within days of arriving in Louisville, he has befriended a young woman who soon turns up dead. Quickly, Cline has become a target of both the police and a couple of thugs bent on maynhem. His attempts to find out why the young woman was killed lead him deep into the exclusive world of Bluegrass bluebloods, where he becomes increasingly at risk as he gets closer to uncovering a shameful secret. There is plenty of action here, all set against the excitement and pagentry of the build-up to America’s greatest horse race. Neither race fans nor devotees of suspense will be disappointed.” ~ Dennis Dodge for Booklist
After discovering the works of Dick Francis, Kit Ehrman quit a lucrative government job and went to work in the horse industry as a groom, veterinary assistant, and barn manager at numerous horse facilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Twenty-five years later, Ehrman combined a love of horses and mysteries by penning the award-winning equine-oriented mystery series featuring barn manager and amateur sleuth Steve Cline. Originally published in hardcover and trade by Poisoned Pen Press, the series has received numerous awards and outstanding reviews in The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, The Denver Post and the Chicago Tribune among others. Visit www.kitehrman.com
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