Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Queen's Mare: Michael Rhineheart, P.I. by John Birkett

All he's supposed to do is exchange the ransom money to get the horse and her foal back.  It's not really a PI job, but it should be easy enough to do.  Should be...

Witness Impulse and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow, so you can grab a copy then.

The matriarch of the family has asked Michael to do the transaction for her.  Since she's the "Grand Dame of Kentucky Racing", the money is good and may lead to other jobs.  The only problem is that the missing horse and foal belong to the Queen of England.  She'll be here in a week to visit and see the new foal.  That doesn't give him a lot of time to accomplish this.  There are also a few ghosts in the closet that no one bothers to tell him about.

What started as a simple kidnapping turns into a deadly case of revenge.  No one has bothered to mention the death threats until the younger daughter asks him to work as her body guard.  He declines because he's working for her mother and he now has some new questions to ask her.  Then the daughter ends up dead.  They need to take those death threats seriously!

Michael has a hard time trying to match the puzzle pieces together and finding out who is after them.  It all started about twenty years ago and something that was of no big significance to the monied family destroyed another less fortunate one.  They don't call it revenge; they call it justice.  Can Michael stop them in time?

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