Fire Horse (A Coley Killebrew Mystery)

Fire Horse (A Coley Killebrew Mystery)

by Bill Shoemaker

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Straight from the Winners Circle, the greatest jockey of all time draws on his vast experiences on and off the track to spin this suspenseful mystery starring jockey-turned-sleuth Coley Killebrew. . . .
It all starts when Johnny Rousseau, Coley's partner in the Horses Neck Bar and Grill, finds himself saddled with a little problem named Paula Dresner. Gorgeous, rich, and spoiled rotten, Paula has Johnny twisted around her manicured little finger—but he's not too love-blind to see that she's gotten herself mixed up in some very suspicious business. Coley follows her trail, and it leads him to some peculiar racetrack photos, cut-rate hoodlums making secret nocturnal shipments of high-priced thoroughbreds
. . .and murder. As Coley begins to put the pieces together, things get hotter and hotter. It's a fire that may consume some of the finest horses in the country. And Coley, too. . .
"Shoemaker continues to show a broader streak of fun than Dick Francis, and a more pronounced taste for intrigue...tossing off plot twists like thrown horseshoes."
—Kirkus Reviews
"There's plenty of action and excitement in his story, and it's a wild ride."
—The Waterbury Republican

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ISBN-13: 9780449149744
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/1996
Series: Coley Killebrew Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.86(d)

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Fire Horse (A Coley Killebrew Mystery) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Coley's partner falls in love with the rich, spoiled daughter of a wealthy bigot, he offers Coley the chance to buy him out - if Coley's willing to do a bit of poking around. Coley's reluctant, but too tempted to pass, and it isn't long before he's neck deep in thugs and mob connections.All isn't smooth on the romantic front either, as Lea Starbuck, Coley's tall, blond, girlfriend suddenly seems too busy to see him - and then she turns up on the arm of a spoiled playboy.Lots of intrigue, a philosophizing bodyguard, and plenty of snappy patter move the story right along. Great second installment in the series.