by Kit Ehrman

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A sinister plot of deceit and revenge unravels beneath the famed Twin Spires of Churchill Downs . . .

Although Steve Cline doesn’t expect to stray far from the horse world, he has enrolled in a private investigations course and is working on the final project when his father, racehorse trainer Chris Kessler, invites him to Louisville for a two-week, all-expense-paid vacation that will culminate with the running of the Kentucky Derby. Well, semi vacation. Kessler has a Derby runner and needs a reliable fill-in.

The workload is light, so Steve decides to get that class project out of the way--a simple record’s search. But the very act of initiating the project triggers a chance encounter that plunges Steve into the world of the ultra rich where greed and revenge and ambition drive some men to commit unspeakable acts in a power play that culminates in a bloody triple cross...

Best Book of Indiana
ForeWord Magazine Book-of-the-Year medalist
IPPY Award finalist
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Product Details

BN ID: 2940012925534
Publisher: Kit Ehrman
Publication date: 05/25/2011
Series: Steve Cline Mysteries , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 985,552
File size: 299 KB

About the Author

After discovering the works of Dick Francis, Kit Ehrman quit a lucrative government job and went to work in the horse industry as a groom, veterinary assistant, and barn manager at numerous horse facilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Twenty-five years later, Ehrman penned the award-winning, critically acclaimed Steve Cline mystery series where the horses and setting are as integral to the story as the mystery itself.

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TRIPLE CROSS 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Twenty-three years old Maryland barn manager Steve Cline is working with his dad as they prepare their horse Gallant Storm for the Kentucky Derby. His father trainer Chris Kessler feels he has a solid shot of winning the most prestigious racing event and many pundits agree. Steve joins him in Louisville.----------------- However, Steve has plenty of idle time on his hands as the race is two weeks away and his time serving on the racing team is minor. To his credit he avoids race groupies as he remains faithful to his girlfriend Rachel. However, he fills his time studying from the mail order private investigator course he is enrolled in as he tries to make practical applications while hiding what he is doing from Rachel, who detests Steve¿s aspirations to become a sleuth. He soon finds himself in the middle of a real homicide of a woman whose relationships leave behind plenty of people with motive, means and opportunity.-------------- Steve is a roguish charmer who readers will like in his fourth appearance (see COLD BURN and DEAD MAN¿S TOUCH) and the horse racing sequences especially the preparation for a race insightful and clearly a winner. However, the murder mystery track is muddy as some conclusions seem questionable. Still Dick Francis would enjoy racing with Steve as he tries to complete his correspondence class project without getting killed.---------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He gets up from his crouch and looks at ty." Whoare you?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*he takes out a sword and it has five different designs in it. It in its normal form*