by Damien Boyd
Book 3 in the DI Nick Dixon series (2014)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Trainee jockey, Noel Woodman, has been kicked to death by an aggressive stallion at a horse racing stables near Bridgwater. Everyone is convinced it was an accident, except his brother, Jon, home on leave from Afghanistan.
Still recovering from the physical and mental scars of his last case, DI Nick Dixon is drawn into the investigation at the point of a gun and soon begins peeling away the layers of secrets and lies. DI Nick Dixon is heading up the investigation. He certainly likes to get stuck in and is a great character.
With the pressure mounting, his determination to unlock the case is tested to the limit, and, as the hunt for the killer gathers pace, Dixon finds himself fighting for his life in the dead of night.
A well written and researched police procedural with a plot that is centered around British racing. The reader gets the impression that Damien Boyd does as much research in reality as Dixon does in the books.