From rolling pastures in Lexington, Kentucky to darkened alleyways in Newark, New Jersey, from Manhattan's posh 21 Club to a peculiar and mysterious landfill in eastern Kentucky, and from Saratoga Springs, New York to the tiny island of St. Lucia, Shedrow portrays a collision of characters from many divergent worlds. High society and the racing elite, medical and veterinary specialists, mob figures, and Kentucky hill folk become entangled in this unique twist on the medical thriller. Dr. Anthony Gianni, a prominent Manhattan surgeon, becomes involved in a racing partnership as a diversion. The partnership acquires Chiefly Endeavor, a two-year-old colt with the breeding, the spirit, and enough early racing success to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. When a new partner with an unsavory background appears, Dr. Gianni and a dedicated veterinarian must confront organized crime and solve a complex mystery that threatens to destroy both of their careers, and possibly a great deal more. A Suspense Magazine Best of 2010 selection.
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