A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.
Amateur jockey Lord Henry Grey decides on a whim to join the bloodstock market, transporting racehorses around the world. And when he meets the glamorous Gabriella in Italy, he is sure he's hit the good life.
That is, until a horse unexpectedly dies in transit and a colleague vanishes.
Then Grey discovers that both his predecessors also went missing in curious cirmcumstances - and begins to doubt the wisdom of his career change.
Either he turns detective or his own disappearance could be next . . .
'As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing.' Daily Mirror