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 is at work 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?
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About the Author
Her new series about Thoroughbred Racing Pritective Bureau agent Fia McKee will debut in 2016. The second book in this "Fia McKee" series won First Place in the Carrie McCray 2015 Competition for First Chapter of a Novel.
Hill earned a BA in English Literature from Franklin and Marshall College and now lives with her husband, a dog, and a cat in Aiken, SC, where she still rides horses.