Dead Heat : Horse Racing Mystery : William Murray Hardcover 1st Edition @
Format: Hardcover, DJ
Publisher: Eclipse Press 2005
Size: 300 pages
Dead Heat , the last horse racing novel from popular author William Murray, is a story of obsessions - of people driven to pursue their dreams and their desires at whatever cost.
The haunted young woman who shows up one day outside the horse trainer Jake Fontana's tack room at Santa Anita racetrack is not merely looking for work but has an agenda: She wants to become a great jockey. But Jill Aspen also harbors secrets from her past that eventually catch up with her. She finds a refuge in her vocation and in her talent, but her past refuses to release its grip on her and will not allow her the freedom she needs to find fulfillment.
Sal 'Bones' Righetti, ex-mob enforcer, jock's agent, and wily horseplayer, becomes Jill's friend and ally, determined to help her break free of her past, as he did himself. And at the heart of their personal drama is the potentially great horse that Jake Fontana trains, Tumultuous, who may one day carry all of them to what Bones thinks of as 'rainbow's end.'