International intrigue, murder, kidnapping and huge gambles puzzle the police and the racing authorities as twists and turns follow the race for the Trainers Championship.
The plot moves from the Far East to the US and from South Africa to Europe. A glamorous and rich amateur rider and a wealthy and powerful Oriental businessman add to the heady mixture, which leaves the reader guessing to the end. The description of the races against the backdrop of National Hunt Racing is so clearly illustrated that nonracing readers will find it compelling.
The great race meetings at Cheltenham, Aintree and Sandown are described in vivid detail, but the excitement and special atmosphere of less glamorous tracks are equally captured.
Following a successful career in advertising, at the age of forty Graeme Roe decided to take up riding and under the guidance of David Nicholson gained an amateur National Hunt license. His biggest success was winning the Ayr Yeomanry Cup on Dom Perignon. He then took out a Jockey Club permit and full license.