Full Mortality: A Nikki Latrelle Racing Mystery

Full Mortality: A Nikki Latrelle Racing Mystery

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by Sasscer Hill
     
 

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Jockey Nikki Latrelle gets the chance of a lifetime -- to ride the favorite in a stakes race -- only to have her dream destroyed when a mysterious intruder kills her mount the night before the race. Evil people are working at Maryland's Laurel Park race track, and when Nikki stumbles over the body of a gunshot victim, she quickly becomes the prime suspect in a murder… See more details below

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Jockey Nikki Latrelle gets the chance of a lifetime -- to ride the favorite in a stakes race -- only to have her dream destroyed when a mysterious intruder kills her mount the night before the race. Evil people are working at Maryland's Laurel Park race track, and when Nikki stumbles over the body of a gunshot victim, she quickly becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Framed and facing a possible murder rap, Nikki is ruled-off the track.

Even deprived of job and income, she cannot abandon a mistreated, ill-tempered racehorse doomed to the slaughter house. Nikki and the filly wind up at a seedy stable with a motley group of felons, drunks, and drug-addicts. With unexpected help from a fashion-conscious wholesale meat-seller, a recovering addict, and an ancient groom, Nicky follows a crooked trail of insurance scam and betting fraud. But with the odds against her, can she clear her name -- and put the real criminals behind bars?

Editorial Reviews

NBC racing analyst and TV host, veteran track announcer, and
"If you like the work of Dick Francis or Sue Grafton, you will like Sasscer Hill. With a true insider's knowledge of horse racing, Hill brings us Nikki Latrelle, a young jockey placed in harm's way who finds the courage to fight the odds and the heart to race for her dreams."
Editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred
"Nikki is one of the most appealing fictional characters I've ever met. You are rooting for her every inch of the way. The descriptions of backstretch life are enchanting."
racing analyst for ESPN, ABC, CBS and NBC.
"I thoroughly enjoyed Full Mortality -- the pages fly by, the characters are vivid, and Hill captures life on the backstretch perfectly."
Charlsie Cantey
"I thoroughly enjoyed Full Mortality -- the pages fly by, the characters are vivid, and Hill captures life on the backstretch perfectly."
Lucy Acton
"Nikki is one of the most appealing fictional characters I've ever met. You are rooting for her every inch of the way. The descriptions of backstretch life are enchanting."
Mike Battaglia
"If you like the work of Dick Francis or Sue Grafton, you will like Sasscer Hill. With a true insider's knowledge of horse racing, Hill brings us Nikki Latrelle, a young jockey placed in harm's way who finds the courage to fight the odds and the heart to race for her dreams."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011899171
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
11/22/2010
Series:
Nikki Latrelle , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,036,593
File size:
1 MB

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