By Dick Francis
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Jockey Freddie Croft discovers a high-stakes conspiracy that exposes the seedy underside of horse-racing-and faces deadlier odds of survival than in any steeplechase run.
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I’m due at Michael Watermead’s stables. related activity as this. I’ll do him first, then come to you. ” “Michael? ” I requested, stunned. He smiled. “Rather apt, i assumed, being Michelangelo, yet he didn’t imagine it humorous. ” “No, he wouldn’t. ” slightly digesting the inside track, not to mention the importance, of the failure of the Watermead hard drive, I went alongside to the place the policemen waited in my very own place of work. They proved to be the 2 whose demeanour had so simply raised my antagonism on their Monday stopover at. I resolved for Sandy’s sake to be cooperative and replied their questions honestly, with politeness and in brief. They exuded suspicion and hostility, for which i may see no cause, and so they requested so much of Monday’s questions all over again. They wanted, they introduced, to take scrapings of the dust surrounding and contained in the inspection pit. cross correct forward, I stated. They advised me they have been within the strategy of asking my employees what had introduced Jogger to the farmyard at the Sunday morning. superb. Had I recommended him to visit the farmyard on that morning? No, I hadn’t. Did I item to his going there on a Sunday morning? “No. As i discussed earlier than, all of the employees may cross out and in of the farmyard every time they loved. ” Why used to be that? “Company policy,” I stated, and didn’t think like explaining that the drivers’ delight of their autos led them to lead them to extra own, which they did mainly on Sundays. Curtains have been held on Sundays. Seat and bed covers have been equipped. Bits of carpet seemed underfoot. other halves helped with the home-away-from-homes. steel and furnishings polish followed delight. Loyalty and contentment have been the goods of Sundays. Did Jogger regularly visit the farmyard on Sundays? I acknowledged that the pony delivery enterprise used to be consistently engaged on Sundays, notwithstanding frequently now not as busily as on all different days. Jogger will surely contemplate it basic to visit the farmyard on a Sunday. They requested, as Sandy had expected, what I have been doing on that Sunday morning. I advised them. They wrote it down dubiously. you assert you picked daffodils out of your backyard and placed them in your mom and dad’ grave? sure, I did. was once I within the behavior of doing that? I took vegetation there now and then, I stated. How frequently? 5 or 6 instances a yr. I amassed, either from their basic perspective and the constraints in their questions, that there has been nonetheless within the collective police brain a easy indecision as to how one can view Jogger’s loss of life; coincidence or worse. Rust, i assumed, might come to a decision for them. I went with them and watched them take scrapings from all around the pit. They fed the patches of dust into small plastic baggage, ultimate and labeling every one with its zone of provenance. North finish of pit ground . . . east, west, south. North inside wall of pit. East, west, south. North rim of pit . . . east, west, south. They have been thorough and reasonable. a technique or one other, rust may inform. They drove away eventually, leaving me to my ambivalent emotions and alarmed secretaries. Isobel acknowledged, scandalized, “They requested us the way you and Jogger received alongside! Why did they ask that? Jogger fell into the pit, didn’t he?