The three shady characters gathered in a mildewy old trailer are up to no good. Dix, Rosemary, and Johnny have been hired by someone unknown to drug Cary McCutcheon's horse before it runs the Virginia Gold Cup next October.
At the party celebrating Darkling Lord's departure to Fayence Farm for special training, there's good reason for Connie Holt's unease around Rosemary, who's filling in for Cary's regular secretary while she's on vacation. An equine insurance investigator who works for Cary and his wife, Pam, Connie has grown close to Dark during the thoroughbred's time at the McCutcheon farm. But despite her misgivings about the temp, little does she suspect the criminal plot that's at hand.
A richly textured exploration into the fascinating world of horse culture, the sequel to The Case of the Three Dead Horses continues to follow Connie Holt as she carries out her duties and helps the team gear up for the big steeplechase event. An old and potentially valuable oil painting by a famous equine artist and a budding romance keep her life interesting, but things really get exciting when she confronts the conspirators who are out to harm the magnificent black thoroughbred.
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About the Author
Marilyn M. Fisher was born in Buffalo, New York, and moved to central Virginia as an adult. Considering this area as one of the most beautiful and intriguing parts of the United States, she chose it as the setting for her three novels, The Case of the Three Dead Horses, He Trots the Air, and Cross of Gold Road.
Fisher holds an MS, an MA, and a PhD in English education and British and American literature and has been a college professor of literature and composition in New York and Virginia. Her study of literature from the fourteenth through the twentieth centuries has shaped her approach to writing. She's also a voracious reader, with interests in American and British history and a love of mysteries of all kinds. She has been fascinated with horses since she began riding in Lockport, New York.
Fisher currently lives outside Nashville, Tennessee.
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Rarity heard the scampering of feet outside her door. She opened it, a gust of cold air blowing into her room." Hello?" She called. No answer. She decided it was just her imagination and clised the door. That night, Rarity couldnt seem to sleep. She had a nagging feeling of regret, like she should be sorry about something. She didnt know why, though. The next morning, Rarity decided to see how Spike was doing. After all, they only had 3 more days in Canterlot. She knocked on the door. Nopony answered. The cold wind blew around her, seeming to bite at her hooves. Rarity knew something was wrong. If anything, Spike was probably still sleeping at this time. She opened the door a crack." Hello? Anypony home?" She called. No reply. She stepped inside and closed the door behind her. Spikes stuff was still here. Where was he? Rarity walked quietly through the house. Slowly, she opened the bedroom door. Spike was curled up in his bed, asleep. But something was off. As she got closer, she realized that hot tears were streaming down his face. Rarity gasped and her own eyes filled with tears." What happened? H-he must've heard me! Oh no...." she stuttered." What have i done..."
Terrific plot, fast read, enjoyed all of it
Once again, insurance investigator Connie Holt proves her worth when Cary and Pam McCutcheon's best steeplechase horse, Darkling Lord, becomes the target of a terrible plot. With a line-up of colorful characters, author Marilyn Fisher delves into the world of steeplechase racing and the dark forces that drive men to commit despicable acts. Darkling Lord is the star character of this tale, a huge, high-strung horse who responds to only a few chosen handlers, and whose strength and speed promise a coveted win at the Gold Cup. A substitute secretary with ulterior motives, a down-on-his luck stableman with nothing much to lose but his integrity, a naive waitress/groom whose only desire is to find love, and a prominent art restoration expert make for interesting character contrasts throughout the story. So well-defined in the author's first novel, The Case of the Three Dead Horses, Connie Holt uses her skill and intuition to follow the clues and identify both the plot plans and the perpetrators. As the story unfolds, Connie also finds her way back to the man she loved, and recognizes his journey to forgiveness. The author includes a great deal of interesting information that rounds out the story, such as significant details of antique art restoration, history of a famous painter of equine art, and background on some well-known horses in history. Fisher's skill with words and pacing, and her knowledge of horses and the world they inhabit provide plenty of suspense and intrigue in He Trots the Air. The heart-pounding world of steeplechase and dastardly tricks in the horse community make He Trots the Air an irresistible read, as insurance investigator Connie Holt races against time and a roster of despicable characters to save a magnificent black colt from disaster. ~ Toni Leland, author of Rescue Me and Deadly Heritage