On the heels of Under Orders, â?Francis once again proves himself a master. Wow.â? (BOOKLIST)
Max Moreton is a rising culinary starâ?until his guests fall victim to severe food poisoningâ?and then a bomb blast rips through the luncheon heâ's catering. Two close calls are too close for comfort, and Max vows to protect his name, and himself, before itâ's too late.
This clever new mystery from three-time Edgar winner Dick Francis is co-authored with his son Felix. While the tale is set at Francis's preferred locale--the racetrack--this time he steps behind the racing scene, and frames the story around Max Moreton, a young chef. The day before Moreton is to cater a luncheon at the track, he has a dinner party go terribly awry due to a strange bout of food poisoning. Then the luncheon itself is destroyed by a bomb attack. Moreton realizes that he is at the center of some truly sordid plans, and becomes determined to catch the perpetrator.