They're all doing it... It's not so much a contest between horses, as a race to find the best recipe.
When young scientist Jean Campbell is invited help root out drugs in sport, she enters a murky world where power, privilege, money and illicit practices mix easily. It is Australia in the 1940s, the war is over, and Jean and her charismatic boss Howard Carter risk everything to expose the cruel underbelly of the 'sport of kings'.
But old-school racehorse trainer Martin Foley refuses to go quietly, and his influence and 'connections' go straight to the highest echelons of polite society. Success or failure turns on a surly young stable hand from a broken home named Frank Littell, and the fateful decision he is forced to make...
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Carpet Wars comes a brilliant new novel full of sin, iniquity and unforgettable characters.
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