Safe Bet: A shocking mystery unravels in the world of horseracing
Would you risk it all to get the truth?
The sudden death of a jockey-in-decline leaves his best friend with some very serious questions in Safe Bet, John Francome's compelling racing thriller. The perfect read for fans of Felix Francis' Pulse and Triple Crown.
'Francome provides a vivid panorama of the racing world... and handles the story's twist deftly' - The Times
Only when it's too late does Mike Powell realise that he's wasted his talents as a jockey and spoilt his marriage. His riding career is in decline; his beautiful wife, Tessa, has left him. And, to cap it all, he's almost bankrupt, having tried to build a future by pinhooking. Then, on the way to the Sports Personality of the Year Awards, Mike is killed in a car crash.
What readers are saying about Safe Bet:
'Another cracker from the man who has taken his skills from the saddle straight to his writing desk'
'[John Francome is] carrying on the excellent suspenseful Dick Francis style'