By Dick Francis
"Julian Trent, you've been discovered in charge by way of this courtroom of perpetrating a violent and unprovoked assault on an blameless kin together with a cost of tried homicide. you will have proven very little regret on your activities and that i reflect on you a probability to society."
When defence barrister Geoffrey Mason hears the judge's verdict, he quietly hopes lengthy and hard custodial sentence may be passed all the way down to his conceited younger shopper. That Julian Trent basically gets 8 years turns out all too lenient. Little does Mason anticipate that he'll be taking a look Trent within the eyes back a lot ahead of he'd ever imagined.
Setting apart his barrister's wig, Mason heads to Sandown to don his racing silks. An novice jockey, his actual ardour is to be present in the saddle on a Thoroughbred, pounding the turf within the warmth of a steeplechase. but if a fellow rider is brutally murdered -- a pitchfork pushed via his chest -- Mason's racing existence quickly turns into all too with regards to his operating lifestyles. The major suspect is one in all their brethren, champion jockey Steve Mitchell; the facts is overwhelming.
Mason is reluctant to heed Mitchell's pleas for criminal suggestion -- yet quickly he unearths himself on the centre of a sinister internet of possibility and intimidation. Mason is left battling a conflict of correct and flawed, and extra instantly, a conflict of lifestyles and death... his personal.
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Silks by Dick Francis