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By Glenis Wilson

A fast moving secret set within the cut-throat global of horse-racing: the 1st within the brand-new Harry Radcliffe series.

Recuperating after a significant twist of fate, no longer understanding if he’ll ever journey back, champion leap jockey and racing columnist Harry Radcliffe accepts a fee to ghost-write the autobiography of retiring racehorse coach Elspeth Maudsley. yet as he starts off to investigate her family members historical past, it turns into more and more transparent to Harry that there are issues Elspeth isn’t telling him approximately her prior. What’s extra, a sequence of threatening incidents, escalating in risk and depth, starts off to persuade Harry that somebody is set to prevent him penning this ebook – no matter what it takes.

And Harry is set to discover secrets and techniques in his personal family’s previous too. secrets and techniques that would shake him to his center and confirm that he can by no means suppose convinced approximately whatever back.

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He slurped espresso and checked out me over the rim of his mug. ‘She got here to work out me, the day before today. instructed me she used to be anticipating Jeffrey’s child. ’ ‘She’s pregnant! That’s nice information. challenging on you, mate, yet nice information for her. ’ ‘Yes, i do know. and i'm happy – for her. ’ ‘Life’s all approximately switch, relocating ahead. You can’t dangle directly to the earlier, you’ve received to enable pass. ’ ‘That’s wealthy, Mike. You’ve consistently performed it from the view we’d come back jointly – just a topic of persistence. Now you’re announcing the other. ’ ‘I am, Harry, simply because issues aren’t an identical. You can’t come back jointly; it’s now not simply you and her. It’s now you, her – and Jeffrey’s child. ’ ‘Yeah, yeah … you’re correct. yet I’m nonetheless attempting to get my head around it. ’ ‘’Course you're, since it wasn’t simply me who proposal it used to be attainable. You proposal it used to be attainable, too. Admit it. ’ ‘OK. ’ I held up a hand. ‘Yes, I did imagine so, was hoping so …’ ‘Let pass, Harry. you should now. ’ I drank the final of my espresso. ‘Go and manage your troops; repair it so Ciggie will get left at the back of. ’ He stood up, clapped me at the shoulder and walked out around the backyard. I watched him pass. My ally, longstanding. He used to be completely correct – as regularly. I waited and watched the men mount up, pull out and disappear up the lane in the direction of the gallops. observed Ciggie, scowling, take a bucket and backyard brush and march off. Slipping out of the workplace door, I him. i may listen the noise of water flowing into the bucket and the sound. I got here up in the back of him. ‘Short of money? ’ He iced over. I walked around in entrance of him. Taking the wad of cash initially meant for Carl from my pocket, I brushed my thumb around the area, riffling the notes. His eyes greedily the flow. ‘Like the glance of this? ’ He glanced fast at me. ‘Are you in need of funds? ’ He ran a apprehensive tongue over his lips. ‘Isn’t each person? ’ ‘I’m speaking approximately you. ’ I flicked a nail opposed to the notes. ‘Want to earn this little lot? ’ He glowered at me lower than his eyelids. ‘How? Why? ’ ‘Why doesn’t subject. however the funds does. You’ve bought 3 seconds … then I withdraw my provide. ’ ‘What yer wish? ’ ‘A identify. ’ ‘What identify? ’ ‘The identify of the guy who employed you. ’ He scoffed and spat at the backyard. ‘Go to hell. He’d kill me, he might. ’ ‘Who’s going to inform him? Are you? I’m under no circumstances. He won’t get to understand. ’ Ciggie eyed the cash. desire and need performed a tug-of-war with worry. And the lad was once afraid. It confirmed in his physique language, the sweat status out on his brow. ‘You don’t be aware of what he’s like. He’s a correct vicious bastard. Do whatever for cash, he may. ’ ‘Kill? ’ He appeared down at his boots and jerked his head. ‘Has performed. ’ I felt an increase of pleasure. If he were convicted his fingerprints will be on list. I requested casually, ‘Any pre-cons? Been within? ’ ‘Did 3 years for GBH. ’ I held again from punching the air. ‘Where do you meet? In a pub? ’ ‘Naw, nowhere public. He’s no longer silly. ’ ‘So? ’ ‘In my motor vehicle. secure, y’see, simply the 2 folks, no witnesses. we have now a couple of beers, speak enterprise. I don’t do no violence, see, I’m simply the decoy automobile driving force.

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