Dick Francis brings back Sid Halley, champion jockey-turned-PI of his earlier novels Whip Hand and Odds Against, in this troubling story. Ellis Quint has everything he could want: fame, youth, money, good looks, and talent. What Sid has to figure out is why his friend Ellis also has a streak of sadism that leads him to cut off horses' hooves in the dead of night. Sid's search for the truth leads him into the lowest depths of human nature. Winner of the Edgar Award for best mystery novel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful: Another foray into Sid Halley's world, October 10, 2000 Reviewer: A reader from Ann Arbor, MI USA This is one of my favorite Dick Francis books; I find myself occasionally going back to the book to relive one of my favorite moments. Sid Halley is one of Francis' best done and most complex characters. I find myself chuckling and admiring his resourcefulness, and loving his mixture of strength and vulnerability. The action in this novel is first rate, too, with just enough horses in the background to make this a Francis treat. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.