Scorcher

When jockey Charlie Boxer is thrown at the Chair in the Grand National, his career as a jockey is destroyed. He gets a job as a tipster on a local radio station.

Publishing history
W H Allen, London, 1988, 189 pp.
St Martin’s Press, New York, 1976
Star, pb, 1988
Ulverscroft Large Print, 2001.

When jockey Charlie Boxer is thrown at the Chair in the Grand National, his career as a jockey is destroyed. He gets a job as a tipster on a local radio station, and starts to research a biography of Tom McKay, former Champion Jockey now turned trainer. There are things in his past Tom wants to stay there, so when someone tries to silence Charlie, it seems clear who that someone must be.

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Michael Maguire