With another miserable Christmas looming, Eddie’s discovery of murder victim Danny Gordon in the racing capital of Newmarket offers him a perilous path to the resurrection of his career. He must balance that ultimate reward against the risk of becoming a victim of Gordon’s ruthless killers.
A steeplechase at Bangor races...after a mile, a horse suddenly goes wild and smashes through a fence leaving his jockey, Eddie Malloy, comatose. This is no freak accident. In the following weeks, more horses go wild during races. Fortunes are won and lost on them, and the only consistent clue is that Eddie Malloy rides in every race where the horses hit blind panic. The racing authorities want Eddie grounded. The police want to use Eddie to nail an 'uncatchable' crime lord.
Eddie owes a big favor to Maven Judge, the solitary software genius who helped him out in a previous case. He also owes time to healing family wounds with his nephew, Kim, and his sister, Marie. And Eddie's old friend, Mac, is suddenly sacked from his job in racing security. He, too, needs Eddie's help. Eddie sees this as the summer of repayment, but beautiful redhead Nina Raine has plans to kill Eddie's career for good unless he does what she wants.
The third book in the Eddie Malloy series, following Warned Offand Hunted, Blood Ties is another fast-moving mystery set in the world of UK horseracing. Troubled jockey Eddie Malloy invests everything he has to become a partner in a small stud. One morning a blackmailer calls threatening to make public that Malloy's stud has an infertile stallion and is cheating breeders. Malloy discovers his partner in the stud, Martin Corish, has disappeared.
A trio of apparent suicides of racing people in the beautiful Lambourn valley in south west England baffles Eddie Malloy. Eddie refuses to accept the police assumption that each death, accompanied by a suicide note, suggests no crime has been committed. One of the dead saved Eddie's life, when Eddie was just 19. Fourteen years later, Eddie knows he cannot rest until he discovers the truth behind the death of his friend.
Eddie Malloy, trying to get his career back on track, finds himself in the gunsights of a cunning killer who is maiming and murdering racing personalities with a zeal and purpose that terrifies the racing world and mystifies the police. Eddie is convinced the killer has a definitive hit list for these ritual slayings, and when he discovers he is high on the list, he knows he has to become the hunter not the hunted.
"Gritty and dark"
After battling through the early years of his comeback as a jump jockey, Eddie Malloy seems, at last, to be back on the road to the top. Multi-millionaire businessma, Broga Cates has hired Eddie to ride his string of horses, and Eddie is full of hope. But fate has other plans.
A crazy technology genius from Boston is hammering the English bookies by manipulating race results. This American Robin Hood secretly pays the innocent people who lose out through his scheme. His big mistake is to scam Eddie Malloy. Eddie's already in trouble. Trainer Matt Nash and racehorse owner, the beautiful young heiress, Rebecca Bow, have got involved with the Triads and need Eddie's help and protection.