Nasty horseplay at the Derby lands Rhineheart in a race against time to stop a murderous scheme …
Michael Rhineheart is a Louisville private eye with a taste for bourbon and a nose for trouble. He's as tough and savvy as they come. His sleuthing secretary, Sally McGraw, is desperate to learn the ropes. Their pal Farnsworth is a crusty old pro who hasn't lost his touch.
Together this hardboiled trio sets out to solve a mysterious disappearance at the racetrack. Soon they are galloping onto a trail of lust, greed, and murder … and enough dirty deeds to turn Kentucky's bluegrass red with shame.
About the Author
John Birkett is the author of The Queen's Mare and The Last Private Eye, both to be re-released by HarperCollins Publishers. He is a winner of the Shamus Award, given by the Private Eye Writers of America.