**** New horse-related mystery released by Poisoned
Pen Press! ****
Those horse lovers who are saddened by the fact that Dick Francis
will no longer be writing his wonderful horse-related mysteries
will be interested in a new mystery/suspense novel, At Risk, by
Kit Ehrman, ISBN: 1-59058-036-2.
brief overview: Stubbornness comes with a price. So does pride.
And Stephen Cline will pay heavily for both when he drops out
of college against his fathers wishes and takes a job as
barn manager at Foxdale Farm, one of Marylands prestigious
this pastoral setting, where greed, lust, and jealousy simmer
beneath the surface, Steve must draw upon every ounce of skill
and courage when hes hijacked early one morning along with
some of the stables horses. When the police investigation
stalls, Steve uses his connections within the horse industry and
launches his own fact-finding campaign. As he moves closer to
uncovering a conspiracy masked by the thefts, he becomes a killers
target in an environment where everyone, no matter how innocent,
courts risks . . .
horse lovers and crime fans whove never stepped into a stirrup
will relish Ehrmans riveting debut . . . Ehrman treads Dick
Francis territory with a sure foot . . . [and] has created a memorable
cast. With his youthful zeal and perseverance, Steve Cline makes
a captivating hero and sleuth, one readers will be eager to see
~ Publishers Weekly
best, only a small fraction of first novels turn out to be first
in a series (why assume that success for At Risk?) The overarching
reason is that its author is thoughtful and clever, as well as
skilled. Ehrmans writing is unobtrusively crisp . . . The
plot is intricate, intriguing, and solid in the best traditional
style . . .
~ The Drood Review