Lee Morris is a hero who bucks the Dick Francis trend for he is married wtih six sons. The classic Francis hero is single, thus frequently allowing for a love interest to develop during the book. Morris is a builder and architect. He finds himself drawn in to the complex dynamics of the Stratton family who have differing views on how they should move forward with the family owned Stratton Park Racecourse. Lee is drawn into their web by default - a family connection through his mother meaning that he too is a part-owner. The plot soon speeds up, creating a beautifully crafted crime thriller containing tension, drama, intrigue and emotional intelligence.