Typical Francis novel, involving horses, murder, conspiracies and light romance. This one takes us into the life of barrister and amateur jump jockey Geoffrey Mason. Attacked by a former client, Mason is thrust into a new case involving two of the top professional jockeys, one accused of murdering the other. The plot takes the expected twists and turns you have come to expect with Dick Francis, and his son seems to be following nicely in his footsteps. The ending left me wanting more, and overall it was a satisfying read.