Who knew the world of Polo could be like this? Cooper begins her 800 plus page ( perhaps a bit too long actually) story with a detailed list of the "players" involved, which, believe me, you will need to refer back to from time to time as the plot(s) thicken.
There is a lot of shagging going on amongst the upper- crust cleverly juxtaposed against a really finely crafted explanation of how the game of Polo actually works - the fabulously wealthy owners of the teams; the professionally rated stringers; the highly trained and very costly ponies and the intense danger to all of them on the field.
But it's off the field that proves to be even more treacherous.
This is a fun read.