By Kit Ehrman

Stubborness has its expense. So does pride.... Stephen Cline pays seriously for either whilst he drops out of faculty opposed to his father's needs and lands a task as barn supervisor at Foxdale Farm, considered one of Maryland's most effective equestrian amenities. An obnoxious coach and hard, not easy boarders are all a part of the task, yet Steve will desire each piece of his smarts whilst he interrupts a number of thieves very early one morning and is hijacked besides the horses. In making his break out, he unwittingly jeopardizes a profitable rip-off and demanding situations a sadistic killer. whilst the police research stalls, Steve makes use of his connections within the horse and launches his personal fact-finding crusade. As he strikes toward uncovering the rustlers' ring, he learns that almost all people else round him additionally runs risks....Praise for in danger "Both horse fanatics and crime fanatics who have by no means stepped right into a stirrup will savour Ehrman's riveting debut, set on a Maryland horse farm....With his younger zeal and perseverance, Steve Cline makes an enthralling hero and sleuth, one readers may be desirous to see again." -Publishers Weekly "

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The Monday you were off, before the horses got pinched, Sanders brought this blonde to the barn. " "She was really hot, man. " I snorted. " "His money, what else? The guy's got no redeeming qualities. Anyway, I happened to be hayin' down at the far end of the aisle when she--" "Happened to be? Yeah, right. " "Hey. I had to hay down there eventually, didn't I? Anyway, they're lookin' in at that stud of Whitey's, and he's hangin' like he always does. " I chuckled. "And get this," Marty said. "Sanders has the nerve to compare hisself.

The entire police thing had been more tedious and involved than I ever would have imagined and something I would just as soon forget. Besides requiring a more detailed statement, they had taken my fingerprints--for elimination purposes, they'd said. And they had photographed my injuries. Need to have proof an assault happened, you know? The only thing they still needed, and were unlikely to get, were suspects. He dropped the prescription on the bedside table. " He grinned. " I watched him stroll out the door, then I called the farm and arranged for a ride home.

She patted my arm. The level of her distress took me by surprise, and that, in and of itself, was a sad commentary on my life. I tried to keep from fidgeting under her gaze. Mrs. Hill patted my arm one last time and returned to her desk. She straightened the hem of her blouse before she lowered herself into the chair--a kind of symbolic redefining of boundaries. She would have been thrilled if I'd been more willing to accept her as a motherly substitute. God surely intended her to be one, unlike my own mother who was more adept at managing fund-raisers and organizing charities for strangers than caring for her family.

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