Ex-cop Kim Kovak is stunned. Peter is back, the former fiancé who abandoned her years ago during her painful recovery from a career-ending injury. Why is he here? What is he after?
Garrett Quaid, Kim’s part-time investigative partner and now close friend, is wondering the same thing.
And then the cases start cropping up.
On a photo shoot at a horse show featuring the Black Horsemen of Ohio, Kim observes what might be a racially motivated attack against a young protégé of the group’s sponsor, legendary African American horse trainer Bill Scott. When odd things begin to happen at Scott’s own stables, Kim is asked to investigate, but immediately finds herself surrounded by stonewalls. Mouths are closed, everyone is hiding things, and nothing is what it seems.
Meanwhile, Quaid is being wooed by a new insurance company, and agrees to take on an assignment to test the waters. His mission is to look into a suspiciously high number of claims generated by a series of very sudden horse deaths at an Indiana racetrack. As he begins seining for information, clues are scarce and suspects ellusive. Could this number of deaths be accidental? Coincidental? Or are they deliberate?
Weave in a tangle of deceptions, obsessions and schemes, and the mystery business gets extra risky, especially when Kovak and Quaid start pulling the threads in Toni Leland's fourth book in the series.
About the Author
Toni Leland has been writing for over 20 years. She writes both fiction and non-fiction, and freelance for several magazines, a gardening website, and one newspaper. She is a professional editor and photographer. In her spare time, loves gardening, cooking (and eating!), reading, travel, horses, and cats.
Throughout her life, her greatest love has been horses. From riding them as a young girl, to breeding and raising Arabians and Morgans as an adult, to writing about them as a passion - these wonderful creatures filled her life and her stories.
Toni has written other genres as the mood strikes her, but usually returns to her equine writing roots.