Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award
Laura Marlin’s two greatest loves in life are detective novels and animals, so she is ecstatic when her uncle agrees to let her keep a horse after they rescue it, crazed with fear, from an overturned horsebox.
But he has a condition. Before he will allow her to adopt it they have to find its former owner, just to ensure that it hasn’t been stolen. When an American visitor reveals the thoroughbred’s origins, Laura and her best friend, Tariq, find themselves on a journey to Kentucky and deep into the murky world of race-fixing.