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TRIPLE CROSS (Steve Cline Mysteries)

TRIPLE CROSS (Steve Cline Mysteries) [Kindle Edition]

Kit Ehrman
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Although 23-year-old barn manager Steve Cline doesn't expect to stray far from the horse world, he has enrolled in a private investigations course and is working on the final project. But when his father, racehorse trainer Chris Kessler, invites him to Louisville on a two-week, all-expense-paid vacation that will culminate with the running of the Kentucky Derby, how can he refuse? Except, it isn't really a vaction. Kessler has a Derby runner and needs a reliable fill-in when one of his employees is injured.
With only two horses to care for, the workload is light, and Steve decides to get that class project out of the way--a simple records search. But the very act of initiating the project triggers a chance encounter that plunges Steve into the world of the ultra rich. A world where greed and revenge and ambition drive some men to commit unspeakable acts amid the pageantry and glamour of thoroughbred racing.
In quick order, Steve finds himself the prime suspect in a murder investigation and the target of brutal thugs. From the relative security of the backside to the Derby festivities that transform downtown Louisville into Party Central to the opulence of a Lexington horse farm, Steve deals with his own personal demons and strained relationships as he attempts to stop a murderer before a power play culminates in shattered dreams and a bloody triple cross....

From Publishers Weekly
At the start of Ehrman's engaging fourth outing for barn manager Steve Cline (after 2005's Cold Burn), Steve visits Louisville for the Kentucky Derby, courtesy of his newly found biological father, trainer Chris Kessler, who yearns to have his talented son work full-time. But Steve, who lives in Maryland, is considering getting a PI license and uses the time in Louisville to complete a class assignment: find out all you can about someone. He chooses as his research subject Nicole Austin, a Churchill Downs employee he met only once. When Nicole's corpse turns up, Steve quickly becomes the primary suspect. While working to clear his name, Steve is invited into the rarefied world of wealthy racehorse owners by Rudi Sturgill, a cheerful playboy who may be the killer. Though Ehrman has yet to master the tightly focused plotting of jockey-turned-author Dick Francis, equine-minded readers will enjoy her capable, savvy young protagonist and authentic depiction of the gritty world of horse racing.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist
When Steve Cline accepts his horse-trainer father's invitation to spend two weeks at Churchill Downs as one of two caregivers for Kentucky Derby contender Gallant Storm, he looks forward to an idyllic respite from his normal duties as a barn manager in Maryland. Cline wouldn't be in his fourth crime mystery at the tender age of 23 if he weren't a magnet for trouble, however, and within days of arriving in Louisville, he has befriended a young woman who soon turns up dead. Quickly, Cline has become the target of both the police and a couple of thugs bent on mayhem. His attempts to find out why the young woman was killed lead him deep into the exclusive world of Bluegrass bluebloods, where he becomes increasingly at risk as he gets closer to uncovering a shameful secret. There is plenty of action here, all set against the excitement and pageantry of the buildup to America's greatest horse race. Neither race fans nor devotees of suspense will be disappointed. Dennis Dodge
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
"Ehrman, Kit. Triple Cross. Poisoned Pen. Jan. 2007. c.336p. ISBN 1-59058-302-7 [ISBN 978-1-59058-302-9]. $24.95. Like Francis's protagonists, Ehrman's Steve Cline is tough, intelligent, loves horses, and is curious about people and their complex motivations. Highly recommended for all public librarie

About the Author

Cold Burn is the third book in the Steve Cline mystery series, starting with At Risk and Dead Man's Touch.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 524 KB
  • Print Length: 524 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050W9HNO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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After discovering the works of Dick Francis, Kit Ehrman quit a lucrative government job and went to work in the horse industry. Twenty-five years later, Ehrman combined a love of horses and mysteries by penning the award-winning, equine-oriented mystery series featuring barn manager and amateur sleuth Steve Cline. Published by Poisoned Pen Press, the series has received numerous awards and outstanding reviews in The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, The Denver Post, and the Chicago Tribune among others. To learn more, visit

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3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of editorial errors 6 Jun 2014
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The storyline is fine. The problem for me was that I felt the text needed tightening up to make it flow better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A winner 22 Feb 2014
By meg
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Steve Cline finds his real father , gets involved in horse racing and keeps the girl , what more could you want.
Kit Ehrman is a good story teller and although set in America and with unfamiliar sounding names and racecourse facilities
the stories move along well, make sense and ,have enough twists to keep them interesting.
An enjoyable read and my favourite of the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 30 Aug 2013
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This is a very good book, kept me on my toes and couldnt put it down, sorry that this is the last in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Triple Cross 24 May 2013
By va
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Loved this book, though having read all four now found themn to be a bit samey, nevertheless a good light read
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