Paperback £5.99, ISBN: 0 7472 5606 3

A thrilling tale of jealousy and blackmail from former Champion National Hunt jockey and bestselling author of racing thrillers, John Francome.

Life hasn’t been easy for Joey Leatham. As a tiny youngster in a Liverpool orphanage he had to fight to survive. When he was old enough, he escaped to a circus, where he was captivated by the beautiful Nina Korsakov, and discovered an affinity with horses. But following a trapeze accident, he left to join his brother, Danny, as an

apprentice jockey in Newmarket.

His riding skills are quickly recognised and soon Joey is one of the most sought-after jockeys in Europe. Success allays many of his self-doubts and for the first time in his life he is happy. Then - by an ironic twist of fate - he is blackmailed. Despite his innocence, Joey knows that his tormentor could ruin his career as well as his relationship with Nina. But how can he reveal the identity of his blackmailer? And how long can he hold out...?